Centrepay (Paying Bills The Easy Way)Want to pay off your bills bit by bit?
If you receive a Centrelink payment, Centrepay is an easy way for you to pay off some of your bills bit by bit and help you control your budget so you won't have large bills to pay every month or quarter. Centrepay is a direct deduction service that is voluntary and available at no cost to you.
You can choose to have regular money deducted from your Centrelink payments to pay for bills which include:
- gas, electricity and phone services.
- court fines and fees for professional services.
- TAFE fees and other education associated expenses.
- the purchase of white goods and other household items
- your rent, including community and private housing, hostels and Indigenous housing.
You can start, change, suspend or cancel your Centrepay deductions at any time.
If you want to take advantage of this service contact Centrelink to find out if an organisation or person is registered with Centrepay. The easiest way to start deductions is by phoning Centrelink or you can complete a Centrepay deduction form available from your nearest Centrelink office.
A brochure is available that explains everything you need to start Centrepay deductions from your Centrelink payment - pick it up from your nearest Centrelink office or visit Centrelink for a copy.
For more information about Centrepay or to start Centrepay deductions, call Centrelink on 13 2490 (or the Phone Numbers screen) or drop into your nearest office.