My husband and I both bought houses prior to being married which we have as investment rentals. He and I have a rather large mortgage for the house we bought together, but know if we sell we would still earn a decent profit. He works in WA and earns approx $200000 a year, and I earn approx $70000 a year, but also am full time studying for a career change which I will need to put on hold. We have split recently (reasonably amicable), but found out we were pregnant just after we put our joint "family home" on the market. I was wondering how centrelink works. I am trying to see what I should do in the near future, buy my own house, study, work (aargh) I am living in Melbourne with no family support (they are in the UK, and his family are in QLD). I feel like there isn't a chance I would be able to get anything from the government, but my ex and I both just recently used the last of our joint savings to pay off our personal investment mortgages. He currently receives $38000 a year as rental income, and I will earn $20000 a year (first year of renting so only approx for me). I know it sounds like there is a bit of money coming in, but I feel like I won't have any income for the first few years of being a new mother. ??? Am I even eligible for child support or anything?!