This is a Services Australia payment.
This payment rate has changed
The rate of JobSeeker Payment for some customers increased from 20 September 2023.
Who can get it
To get this payment, you must:
- be between 22 and Age Pension age
- meet the income and assets tests
- meet residence rules.
You also need to be either:
- unemployed and looking for work
- sick or injured and can't do your usual work or study for a short time.
Depending on your circumstances, you may have to wait before you receive your first payment.
How to get it
You'll need to link Centrelink to your myGov account, if you haven’t already.
If you don’t have a myGov account
If you can't claim online
Call the employment services line on the Services Australia website.
Help in your language
Call the Centrelink multilingual phone service on 131 202 to speak with someone in your language. Centrelink will be closed on:
- Monday 25 December 2023
- Tuesday 26 December 2023
- Wednesday 27 December 2023
- Monday 1 January 2024.
Find information in more languages about Centrelink on the Services Australia website.