Newborn Supplement and Newborn Upfront Payment

The Newborn Supplement and Newborn Upfront Payment replaced the Baby Bonus on 1 March 2014 and aim to help families care for their newborn baby, recently adopted child or child aged under one year who has been entrusted into their care for a continuous period of at least 13 weeks.

The Newborn Supplement and Newborn Upfront Payment are available to families who are eligible for FTB Part A, where Parental Leave Pay is not paid for that child.

Newborn Supplement

The amount of Newborn Supplement is up to $1,501.50 for the first child and $500.50 for the second and subsequent child. The higher rate of up to $1,501.50 also applies to each eligible child in a multiple birth, adoption or care arrangement.

The Newborn Supplement is paid as a component of FTB Part A:

  • Eligible families who receive their FTB Part A fortnightly will receive the supplement in instalments for up to 13 weeks.
  • Eligible families who receive their FTB Part A as a lump sum at the end of the financial year will receive the Newborn Supplement with their lump sum.

Newborn Upfront Payment

The Newborn Upfront Payment of $500 may also be paid to families eligible for the Newborn Supplement:

  • Eligible families who receive their FTB Part A fortnightly will generally receive the Newborn Upfront Payment with their first instalment of the Newborn Supplement.
  • Eligible families who receive their FTB Part A as a lump sum at the end of the financial year will receive the Newborn Upfront Supplement with their lump sum.

More information

For more information about these payments, including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Department of Human Services.

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