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Centrelink /'sɛntəlɪŋk/  

(uncountable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.

A federal government organisation that is responsible for health and welfare services and payments. All cities and larger towns have Centrelink offices.

Example: The Commonwealth Government also provides direct housing to people on low incomes through the Rent Assistance Scheme which is administered by Centrelink. (http://www.sao.clriq.org.au/publications/fairgo.html) 


 

A typical Centrelink office

(photo by Julia Miller)