Australian Consulate-General
New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

Australian Department of Human Services, including Centrelink and Medicare


The Australian Government provides a range of government benefits, payments, pensions and support services, through the Department of Human Services (Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support), and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Centrelink, part of the Department of Human Services (DHS), delivers a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.

Medicare, part of the Department of Human Services, provides all Australians with affordable, accessible and high quality health care.

If you are going to travel or live outside of Australia, check how this may affect your health care, child support arrangements and Centrelink payments at Going overseas - Services Australia.

Find government information for former residents returning to Australia, on a range of issues including citizenship, visas, customs clearance and bringing pets and possessions back to Australia at When you’re returning to Australia from overseas - Going overseas - Services Australia.