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Dec 2023

Impersonation scams are on the rise. Ask yourself who’s really messaging you?

Learn what to look out for so you can spot the signs of a scam message.

Dec 2023

Childhood immunisation saves lives

Help protect your children, the community and vulnerable people by vaccinating against diseases that can cause serious illnesses.

Dec 2023

Someone to help with your Centrelink business can make a big difference

When you need help to manage your claim or enquiry, you can appoint a nominee.

Nov 2023

Update your bank details with Medicare

You need to update your bank details with Medicare to get your rebates and any money owed to you.

Nov 2023

Check your myGov sign in option before you travel overseas

You may need to make changes to how you sign in to myGov before you go overseas.

Nov 2023

Get Medicare if you are an Afghan evacuee and permanent resident

If you’ve been granted permanent residency after holding a subclass 449 visa, you’ll need to let us know.

Oct 2023

Queensland Western and Darling Downs Bushfires, October 2023 support

If you’ve been affected by this disaster, we have Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to help you.

Oct 2023

We’ve paused recovery of debts that may be affected by income apportionment

Income apportionment ended on 7 December 2020. The debts we’ve paused recovery on relate to income earned prior to this.

Oct 2023

Public Holiday closure - Christmas and New Year

Your Centrelink payment and reporting dates may change due to the upcoming public holidays.

Oct 2023

People returning from Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories can apply for payments and support

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident fleeing the conflict in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories, we can help when you return to Australia.

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