How much is the newborn supplement ?

The Newborn Supplement is a government payment designed to assist families with the costs associated with having a baby. The Newborn Supplement is an ongoing payment for up to 13 weeks. It’s not taxable. The amount you get depends on how many children you have and your family’s income.

For your first child, the maximum total amount you can receive is $1,785.42 for the 13 weeks.

For subsequent children, the maximum total amount is $596.05 for the 13 weeks.

If you’re eligible for the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A base rate or more, you’ll get the maximum rate of Newborn Supplement. If you’re eligible for less than the base rate of FTB Part A, you’ll get a reduced rate of Newborn Supplement.

If you have a multiple birth, you may get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement. You can get:

  • Newborn Upfront Payment, as a lump sum of $595 per child
  • Newborn Supplement, at a maximum rate of $1,785.42 per child.

You may also get these payments if:

  • you adopt multiple children as part of the same adoption process
  • multiple children younger than one come into your or your partner’s care as part of the same process.

If you get Parental Leave Pay you cannot get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement for the same child.

Please note that government policies and payment amounts can change over time. To get the most up-to-date information about the Newborn Supplement and its current payment amount, I recommend visiting the official website of Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services) or contacting them directly. They will be able to provide you with the latest details and eligibility criteria for the Newborn Supplement payment.