Centrepay is a free and voluntary service for eligible Centrelink recipients to pay regular bills and expenses directly from their Centrelink payments.
What can I pay using Centrepay?
If you receive an eligible Centrelink payment, you can use Centrepay to pay a range of businesses and services such as:
You can’t pay for:
Contact your service provider to see if they accept Centrepay, and work out the fortnightly amount payable to cover the regular expense.
Contact Fines Victoria to use Centrepay for court fines and infringement repayments.
How do I set up a Centrepay plan?
People with internet access can set up Centrepay payments online. Full details including step-by-step guides are available on the Services Australia website https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/centrepay
Your provider may want you to fill in a form. If you need assistance setting up your payment plan, visit your local Centrelink office.
Centrepay – an example of how it works
Martha receives the Age Pension. She uses Centrepay to make fortnightly payments for rent, gas, electricity and water. The rest of her pension is then deposited in her bank account to be used for her remaining expenses.
She uses Centrepay as it saves time, is free, and she knows her housing is secure and her main bills are always paid.