Online estimators

Use these tools to estimate or compare payments you might get based on your circumstances.

Payment and Service Finder

Payment and Service Finder can help you work out how much money you may get. It can work out amounts of:

  • Centrelink payments, including pensions and allowances
  • Family Tax Benefit
  • child care fee assistance.

To use the Payment and Service Finder, answer the questions and choose a payment you want to estimate.

You can also use it to compare payments if you have a dependent child aged 16-19 and they’re studying. You can compare family assistance payments with payments for Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY. This will help you work out which payment is better for you.

Launch the Payment and Service Finder

Compensation estimator

This estimator helps you work out if a compensation payment will change your payment from us.

Launch compensation estimator

Read more about Centrelink compensation recovery to see how compensation can affect your payments from us.

Child support care estimator

This estimator helps you work out the percentage of care you have for each child. You can then use the care percentage rate to calculate the amount of child support you pay or receive.

Launch the child support care estimator

Child support estimator

This estimator helps you work out the amount of child support you pay or receive. This doesn’t include any family assistance payments from us.

Launch the child support estimator

Read the parent’s guide to child support for information about the child support scheme.

Other online tools

You can use the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (ASIC) Simple Money Manager to make a budget. Having a budget to follow can help you:

  • make better decisions about how to manage your money day to day
  • stay on top of bills
  • start putting money towards the things you want to buy in the future
  • manage unexpected expenses.

Use ASIC’s rent vs buy calculator to find out the costs of renting or buying household items.

The Department of Education also has an In Home Care Estimator. This estimator helps you work out how much Child Care Subsidy you can get when part of the In Home Care program.

Page last updated: 30 October 2023.
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