A $550 fortnightly Coronavirus supplement, to commence from 27 April for an initial six month period, will be paid to eligible recipients.

Eligibility

  • Permanent employees who are stood down or lose their employment, sole traders, the self-employed, casual workers and contract workers. This payment is in addition to the JobSeeker Payment under expanded accessibility
  • Existing and new recipients of the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance JobSeeker, Youth Allowance Student, Parenting Payment, Farm Household Allowance, Special Benefit

If you're already receiving one of the welfare payments listed above, you don't actually have to do anything. Services Australia will automatically pay the Coronavirus Supplement to eligible recipients each fortnight.

If you're not currently receiving welfare, you'll need to apply online at MyGov using a Centrelink account or contact Services Australia by phone.

If you require further information on any of the above, require assistance in working out your eligibility or help lodging an application, please call our office on (03) 5032 9422