Financial support when adopting a child
Information on government financial support for those adopting a child.
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provides an allowance to help children who are adopted from out-of-home care.
The allowance aims to support children who would benefit from adoption and assist adoptive families who might require financial support to meet the child’s needs.
You can also check with your DCJ or non-government organisation (NGO) caseworker about specific payments or allowances you and your child may be entitled to.
Find out about the out-of-home care adoption allowance at the Department of Communities and Justice.
Other government payments
Adoptive parents may also be eligible for Centrelink benefits, concessions and family payments to help cover the costs of raising a child, including:
Check the full range of payments and services for adoptive parents at Services Australia.