When you need help and support it can be frustrating to find support services closed. This is particularly the case over the Christmas New Year break. To help you we have compiled this summary of Centrelink opening hours and reporting timetable.
Centrelink will be closed on weekends and the following weekdays:
- Monday 27 December 2021
- Tuesday 28 December 2021
- Wednesday 29 December 2021
- Monday 3 January 2022.
Centrelink payment and reporting
Centrelink payment and reporting dates have changed due to the Christmas and New Year holiday closure. It is possible that you may even be paid early!
If you report early during your assessment period, you’ll need to include what you expect to be paid for your full period. You must also do this for any other changes that may affect your payment. (Should you make a mistake, you can correct your report within 14 days, or when you next report.)
If you report after your assessment period, Centrelink will pay you after you report to them. You might prefer to do this so that you are sure of your employment income or changes to your circumstances.
Reporting table for Age Pensions
|Date report normally due||Tuesday 21 December 2021||Revised payment date||Next normal payment date|
|Wednesday 22 December 2021||Wednesday 22 December 2021||Friday 24 December 2021||Monday 10 January 2022|
|Thursday 23 December 2021||Wednesday 22 December 2021||Friday 24 December 2021||Monday 10 January 2022|
|Friday 24 December 2021||Wednesday 22 December 2021||Friday 24 December 2021||Tuesday 11 January 2022|
|Monday 27 December 2021||Thursday 23 December 2021||Wednesday 29 December 2021||Wednesday 12 January 2022|
|Tuesday 28 December 2021||Friday 24 December 2021||Thursday 30 December 2021||Thursday 13 January 2022|
|Wednesday 29 December 2021||Friday 24 December 2021||Thursday 30 December 2021||Friday 14 January 2022|
|Thursday 30 December 2021||Wednesday 29 December 2021||Friday 31 December 2021||Monday 17 January 2022|
|Friday 31 December 2021||Thursday 30 December 2021||Tuesday 4 January 2022||Tuesday 18 January 2022|
|Monday 3 January 2022||Friday 31 December 2021||Wednesday 5 January 2022||Wednesday 19 January 2022|