Centrelink repayments to resume from Monday

Australians who owe money to Centrelink have been put on notice, with the pandemic reprieve set to end.

1.3 million debts were paused back in April 2020 to ease pressure on household budgets during the pandemic.

The reprieve was also set to come to an end in February 2021, on Monday.


Approximately $5 billion is currently owed to the Australian Government through Centrelink.

Centrelink will reach out to those who owe money over the next few weeks to organise repayments.

Debtors are being assured they’re not required to pay back the full amount in one go, and can easily get started on a repayment plan.

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