Centrelink Christmas and New Year Payment and Reporting Dates

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Centrelink has special arrangements in place for the Christmas and New Year period. Some payments will be made earlier and reporting dates may have changed. Make sure you leave enough funds in your account for your City Finance loan payment and any other direct debits scheduled during this time. See below for more info.

Holiday closures

Centrelink will be closed on:

  • Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015
  • Monday 28 December and Tuesday 29 December 2015, and
  • New Year Day, Friday 1 January 2016

    Important information for payments

    Payments that are paid automatically will not be delayed by the holidays, but some payments may be made earlier than usual. An early payment is not an extra payment. It’s just your normal payment paid early. You will need to budget carefully so this payment lasts until your next payment is due.

    Where payments are made early, they are paid as close as possible before your usual payment day to minimise disruption to your budgeting patterns.

  • For customers who receive:

    If you are due to report, you must do so before you can be paid.

    Date reports normally due Date                     Revised payment date

    Tuesday 22 December                                                 Tuesday 22 December

    Wednesday 23 December                                           Wednesday 23 December

    Thursday 24 December                                                Wednesday 23 December

    Friday 25 December                                                      Thursday 24 December

    Monday 28 December                                                   Thursday 24 December

    Tuesday 29 December                                                  Tuesday 29 December

    Wednesday 30 December                                            Tuesday 29 December

    Thursday 31 December                                                 Thursday 31 December

    Friday 01 January                                                            Monday 4 January

    For customers who receive:

    If you are due to report, you must do so before you can be paid. 

    Date reports normally due                                    Revised payment delivery date

    Tuesday 22 December                                                     Wednesday 23 December

    Wednesday 23 December                                               Thursday 24 December

    Thursday 24 December                                                    Thursday 24 December

    Friday 25 December                                                           Tuesday 29 December

    Monday 28 December                                                        Tuesday 29 December

    Tuesday 29 December                                                       Wednesday 30 December

    Wednesday 30 December                                                 Wednesday 30 December

    Thursday 31 December                                                      Monday 4th January

    Friday 1 January                                                                    Tuesday 5th January

     

    Payment dates for non-reporting customers for the Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year period

    Customers who do not need to report earnings will be paid early to ensure they get their payment over the holiday period.

    Customers who receive:

     

    Normal payment delivery                                                         Revised payment delivery date

    Wednesday 23 December                                                                   Tuesday 22 December

    Thursday 24 December                                                                        Wednesday 23 December

    Friday 25 December                                                                              Wednesday 23 December

    Monday 28 December                                                                           Thursday 24 December

    Tuesday 29 December                                                                          Thursday 24 December

    Wednesday 30 December                                                                    Tuesday 29 December

    Thursday 31 December                                                                         Tuesday 29 December

    Friday 1 January                                                                                       Thursday 31 December

    Payment dates are listed below for non-reporting customers who receive:

     

    Normal payment delivery                                                               Revised payment delivery date

    Thursday 24 December                                                                   Wednesday 23 December

    Friday 25 December                                                                         Thursday 24 December

    Monday 28 December                                                                      Thursday 24 December

    Wednesday 30 December                                                               Tuesday 29 December

    Thursday 31 December                                                                    Wednesday 30 December

    Friday 1 January                                                                                 Wednesday 30 December