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Centrelink is delivered by the Australian Government Department of Human Services and supports people with payments and services at times of major change.

The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.

Centrelink delivers payments and services for retirees, the unemployed, families, carers, parents, people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Enrol your baby in Medicare only - Services Australia

If you don’t wish to claim for a families payment, you’ll need to submit proof of birth to enrol your baby in Medicare.

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Register the birth of your baby - Services Australia

You must register the birth of your baby. This is a requirement by the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry in your state or territory.

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Payments for families - Services Australia

We have payments and services to help with your child's education and health care.

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Payments for older Australians - Services Australia

Payments and services for older Australians who plan to retire, have retired, or are considering working past Age Pension age.

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Family and domestic violence - Services Australia

We support people affected by family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

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Accommodation, renting and homelessness - Services Australia

We can help you to get information, payments and services if you need support.

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Scams and identity theft - Services Australia

Scams can seem genuine, as scammers try to make them look or sound real to trick you.

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Exemptions from mutual obligation requirements for principal carers - Services Australia

We can grant principal carers temporary exemptions from their mutual obligation requirements in some family situations.

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About myGov - Services Australia

myGov is a simple and secure way to access government services online in one place.

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Payments for job seekers - Services Australia

Financial help if you’re looking for work. There are also payments if you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study.

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