Useful resources to access further support
We have a variety of resources, services, and other payments to help you. These include:
- advance payments
- help if you’re in a crisis or you need special help
- weekly payment options
- help with child care
- paying tax on a Centrelink payment
- how to manage your money website
- help to get work with Workforce Australia
- Education Entry Payment
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy Supplement
- Concession and health care cards
- payments for Families
We also have support services, including:
- Financial Information Service a free service that can inform and educate you about financial matters
- help from social workers if you’re going through a hard time
- Community Engagement Officers to help you access information, payments and services
- Multicultural Service Officers to help migrant and refugee communities connect with our services
- help for Indigenous Australians to access government payments and services.
Help to find jobs in remote areas
If you live in a remote area the Community Development Program can help you:
- contribute to your community
- gain skills and training while you look for work.
Read about the Community Development Program on the National Indigenous Australians Agency website.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Some people can get income support payments paid each week instead of each fortnight.
Workforce Australia helps connect you with employers and find work.
The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program may help you improve your speaking, reading, writing or maths.