Volunteering and Centrelink


It is important that you contact your Centrelink officer or Job Action Provider to determine your eligibility for
a Centrelink program before you start volunteering.  For full details click HERE.

If you are under 55 Volunteering does not make up any part of your mutual obligations (MO).
If you’re 55 or older you can choose to meet your MO requirements by doing an alternative
activity. You’ll need to spend at least 30 hours per fortnight on this activity. This could be:
– suitable paid work
– self-employment
– approved voluntary work

You can do a mix of these options in your 30 hours.