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(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)