A number of local Centrelink offices will close their doors for the day in a selection of states celebrating the Labor Day holiday.
Here’s how this affects your payments and reporting deadlines.
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Labor Day and the Queen’s Birthday are public holidays declared independently by state governments, so dates vary from state to state, unlike national holidays like Christmas Day.
Labor Day is observed by South Australia, New South Wales and the ACT on the first weekend in October.
This year, the Queen’s birthday in Queensland also falls on October 3rd.
For all these states this means that Monday is closed for a Centrelink visit.
Services Australia told 7NEWS.com.au: “Monday 3 October 2022 is a public holiday in Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and the ACT. Your local service and call centers are closed when there is a holiday in your state or territory.”
Service centers and phone lines will be closed in these states, but self-service options will still be available for those with internet access.
By using the self-service option, you can “still report your income to us,” according to Services Australia.
Services Australia told 7NEWS.com.au that customers can consider it “business as usual” when it comes to their payments as it’s not a national holiday.
Customers with a payment scheduled for Monday will continue to receive their payments as usual, and those who self-service on the holiday will also get paid as usual.
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