Did you know you can speak to the Department of Human Services in over 200 languages? This Harmony Day, Thursday 21 March, the department is highlighting the services its multilingual staff and interpreters provide to diverse communities all across Australia.Continue reading Languages connecting the community to Human Services
Thousands of families are running out of time to claim government assistance for the 2017-18 financial year.Continue reading Crunch time for family payments
Department of Human Services staff will continue to work this weekend, to assist people in Queensland’s flood–affected communities.Continue reading Weekend servicing arrangements for flood-affected communities
The Department of Human Services will open its 180 22 66 phone line this weekend so people can continue to claim financial assistance for the Far North Queensland floods.Continue reading Centrelink phone hours extended for FNQ floods
As families across the country head back to school, the Department of Human Services is reminding those receiving family payments to be prepared for the year ahead.Continue reading Important back to school reminders for families
People are urged to call 180 22 66 when claiming disaster assistance payments from the Australian Government for the Townsville floods.Continue reading Call to claim Centrelink disaster assistance
Centrelink and Medicare Service Centres in Townsville are closed due to the severe weather event impacting the area.Continue reading Townsville Centrelink and Medicare servicing arrangements
There will be some changes to payments and services over the Christmas and New Year holiday period for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support customers. Continue reading Holiday arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support
There is a new email scam pretending to be from Medicare, telling people they are owed a rebate of over $200.
The Department of Human Services can confirm the malicious websites have now been removed.