Payments and support if you’re affected by COVID-19. Help if you have lost your job or are in lockdown.
If you need a payment
You may get a payment from Centrelink if you or your family are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19):
Limited access to free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests
The Australian Government has announced concession and health care card holders will be able to access limited free Rapid Antigen Tests through pharmacies. More information will be available soon.
If you’re unable to work and earn income and you’ve been directed to quarantine or isolate
You may be able to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment if you can’t work and earn income:
If you’re in severe financial hardship
If you’re eligible for a payment from Centrelink and are in severe financial hardship, you may be able to get either:
If you’re in severe financial hardship, you may be able to get either:
Crisis Payment, if you’ve experienced an extreme circumstance
Crisis Payment for National Health Emergency (COVID-19), if you have to self-isolate or quarantine or are caring for someone in isolation.
If you need ongoing financial support
If you need another payment or service, read more about Getting a Centrelink payment:
State or territory pandemic payment
There may be a state or territory pandemic payment available if you’ve been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19):