Reporting and payment dates for Christmas and New Year 2019

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 Wednesday 25 December, Thursday 26 December and Friday 27 December 2019. They will also be closed on Wednesday 1 January 2020. 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

Friday 20 December

Thursday 19 December

Monday 23 December

Tuesday 7 January

Monday 23 December

Friday 20 December

Tuesday 24 December

Wednesday 8 January

Tuesday 24 December

Friday 20 December Tuesday 24 December Thursday 9 January

Wednesday 25 December

Monday 23 December

Friday 27 December

Friday 10 January

Thursday 26 December

Monday 23 December

Friday 27 December

Monday 13 January

Friday 27 December

Tuesday 24 December

Monday 30 December

Tuesday 14 January

Monday 30 December

Tuesday 24 December

Monday 30 December

Wednesday 15 January

Tuesday 31 December

Monday 30 December

Thursday 2 January

Thursday 16 January

Wednesday 1 January

Tuesday 31 December

Friday 3 January

Friday 17 January


Alternative payment dates for pensions (non-reporting):

Date reports normally due

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment due

Monday 23 December

Friday 20 December

Monday 6 January

Tuesday 24 December

Monday 23 December

Tuesday 7 January

Wednesday 25 December

Monday 23 December

Wednesday 8 January

Thursday 26 December

Tuesday 24 December

Thursday 9 January

Friday 27 December

Tuesday 24 December

Friday 10 January

Monday 30 December

Friday 27 December

Monday 13 January

Tuesday 31 December

Friday 27 December

Tuesday 14 January 

Wednesday 1 December

Tuesday 31 December

Wednesday 15 January 

   

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

Written by Leon Della Bosca

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