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    Default Centrelink - do I need to make an appointment?

    I've never had anything to do with Centrelink before and now need to change my PPL start date and also upgrade my online access (they're so hard to deal with!) and I'll need to go in there to do this. Just wondering if I need to make an appointment or do I just go in? And I need to take ID to upgrade my online access, what should I take, is drivers licence, passport and birth certificate & marriage certificate (to prove name change) enough?

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    Default Re: Centrelink - do I need to make an appointment?

    Nope, just go in and line up. There will be a person wandering around with an ipad, if you see them they will probably book you in then and there to see someone. Otherwise if you make it to the desk they will sort it out for you.

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    Default Centrelink - do I need to make an appointment?

    You can drop into any medicare office instead of going to a Centrelink office as they also double as family assistance offices. I found this easier and did this to sort out some things for my PPL and yes take all your ID with you including a rates or utilities bill for proof of residence.

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    Default Re: Centrelink - do I need to make an appointment?

    Quote Originally Posted by DailyDiversion View Post
    You can drop into any medicare office instead of going to a Centrelink office as they also double as family assistance offices. I found this easier and did this to sort out some things for my PPL and yes take all your ID with you including a rates or utilities bill for proof of residence.
    They've closed down the medicare offices and merged them into centrelink offices around here.

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    Default Centrelink - do I need to make an appointment?

    There are still medicare and family assistance offices, but they can't help with all enquiries

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    Pretty sure when I wanted to upgrade my online access I couldn't do it from a Medicare office, but I was able to just walk in with all the appropriate info into a Centrelink one and someone in the general inquiries area was able to get someone to help me on the spot.

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    Default Centrelink - do I need to make an appointment?

    Ok great, I'll duck into Centrelink tomorrow, thanks! :-)


 

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