Government Assistance in Australia – Available to Everyone

There is a short list of benefits that everyone in Australia is able to claim – so it doesn’t matter how you’re in Australia or what kind of visa you’re on, you will still be able to access these payments. Most of these payments have to do with having children in Australia.   These include:

  • The Family Tax Benefit;
  • Baby Bonus;
  • Maternity Immunisation Allowance;
  • Child Care Benefits; and
  • Double Orphan Pension.

There are another two payments that you may be able to access no matter your visa type – the Low Income Healthcare Card and Seniors Health Card. However, there is generally a 104 week (two year) wait before you would be eligible for these.