Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the 2017 Christmas and New Year period

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 Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Wednesday 27 December 2017. They will also be closed on Monday 1 January 2018. 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 20 December

Tuesday 19 December

Wednesday 20 December

Thursday 4 January

Thursday 21 December

Wednesday 20 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 5 January

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 20 December

Thursday 21 December

Monday 8 January

Monday 25 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 22 December

Tuesday 9 January

Tuesday 26 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 10 January

Wednesday 27 December

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 11 January

Thursday 28 December

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 27 December

Friday 12 January

Friday 29 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December

Monday 15 January

Monday 1 January

Friday 29 December

Tuesday 2 January

Tuesday 16 January

Alternative payment dates for pensions (non-reporting):

Date reports normally due

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment due

Friday 22 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 5 January

Monday 25 December

Friday 22 December

Monday 8 January

Tuesday 26 December

Friday 22 December

Tuesday 9 January

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 10 January

Thursday 28 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 11 January

Friday 29 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 12 January

Monday 1 January

Thursday 28 December

Monday 15 January

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

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