How to Apply for Family Tax benefits

To apply for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) in Australia, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Create a Centrelink online account: If you don’t have one already, create a Centrelink online account through the myGov website ( This account will allow you to access and manage your FTB application.
  2. Gather required documents: Collect the necessary documents to support your application. This may include identification documents, proof of residency, proof of income, and any other relevant documents requested by Centrelink.
  3. Log in to your Centrelink online account: Log in to your Centrelink online account using your myGov credentials.
  4. Navigate to the “Payments and Claims” section: Once logged in, go to the “Payments and Claims” section or a similar area where you can find the FTB application.
  5. Complete the application form: Fill out the FTB application form with accurate and complete information. Provide details about your family, income, residency, and other relevant information.
  6. Submit supporting documents: As part of the application process, you may be required to submit supporting documents. These can be uploaded electronically or submitted in person at a Centrelink service center. Make sure you have all the necessary documents ready for submission.
  7. Attend interviews or appointments: Depending on your circumstances, Centrelink may require you to attend interviews or appointments. These can be conducted in person, over the phone, or via video call. Respond promptly to any requests for interviews or additional information.
  8. Await the outcome: After submitting your application and supporting documents, Centrelink will assess your eligibility for FTB. The processing time can vary, so it’s important to be patient. If additional information is needed, Centrelink will contact you.
  9. Receive notification: Once your application has been assessed, Centrelink will notify you of the outcome. If approved, you will receive information regarding your payment amount, start date, and any other relevant details.

It’s important to note that the application process may vary depending on individual circumstances and any updates or changes to the process. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is recommended to visit the official Services Australia website ( or contact Centrelink directly. They can provide guidance specific to your situation and assist you throughout the application process.