Reporting and payment dates for Christmas and New Year 2018

Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.

Centrelink holiday reporting dates

With the holidays approaching, your Department of Human Services and Centrelink reporting and payment dates may change over the Christmas and New Year period. Here are the dates you should note.

Centrelink offices will be closed on Tuesday 25 December, Wednesday 26 December and Thursday 27 December 2018. They will also be closed on Tuesday 1 January 2019. Centrelink Online Services, Express Plus mobile apps and Phone Self Service will still be available. You can use these services to report on public holidays.

The dates on which you need to report to Centrelink will changed during the holiday period, as noted in the new reporting dates in the tables below. Centrelink will only pay you after you have reported your activities.

If you report early during your assessment period, you must estimate your earnings or other changes for the full period. You can correct your estimate within 14 days, or when you next report.

If you want to be sure of your earnings or changes to your circumstances, you may be better off reporting after your normal date.

Alternative reporting and payment arrangements for payments, including Age Pension:

Date reports normally due

Date you can report

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment due

Wednesday 19 December

Tuesday 18 December

Thursday 20 December

Friday 4 January

Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 19 December

Friday 21 December

Monday 7 January

Friday 21 December

Wednesday 19 December

Friday 21 December

Tuesday 8 January

Monday 24 December

Thursday 20 December

Monday 24 December

Wednesday 9 January

Tuesday 25 December

Thursday 20 December

Monday 24 December

Thursday 10 January

Wednesday 26 December

Friday 21 December

Thursday 27 December

Friday 11 January

Thursday 27 December

Friday 21 December

Thursday 27 December

Monday 14 January

Friday 28 December

Monday 24 December

Friday 28 December

Tuesday 15 January

Monday 31 December

Friday 28 December

Wednesday 2 January

Wednesday 16 January

Tuesday 1 January

Monday 31 December

Thursday 3 January

Thursday 17 January


Alternative payment dates for pensions (non-reporting):

Date reports normally due

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment due

Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 19 December

Thursday 3 January

Friday 21 December

Thursday 20 December

Friday 4 January

Monday 24 December

Thursday 20 December

Monday 7 January

Tuesday 25 December

Friday 21 December

Tuesday 8 January

Wednesday 26 December

Friday 21 December

Wednesday 9 January

Thursday 27 December

Monday 24 December

Thursday 10 January

Friday 28 December

Monday 24 December

Friday 11 January 

Monday 31 December

Thursday 27 December

Monday 14 January 

Tuesday 1 January

Monday 31 December

Tuesday 15 January 

These dates are a guide only and full information can be found by visiting the Department of Human Services website





COMMENTS

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Charlie
18th Dec 2018
6:33pm
Even the age pension date is likely to be paid early and give the illusion that there is extra money in the bank when there isn't.

Confusing for people who pay all debts on pension day then work out survival for two weeks. It has to be 2 weeks plus. Also money management hindered by bank closures so getting cash in the right amount 20's and 50's gets more difficult.

Just have to be watching for that money increasing the balance in a sneaky way.
Blossom
18th Dec 2018
9:10pm
Do you want to wait longer for your pension payment because of public holidays?
Some ATMs are filled by a group of big burly Security Guards during weekends and holiday breaks.
Polly Esther
23rd Dec 2018
10:51am
Hey grumpy, if you found a $100 note lying in the gutter would you complain about having to bend over to pick it up. Bet you would.


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