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Posted by elephantgray 10 years ago.

I left Australia owing money to Centrelink. What will happen if I return?

I lived in Australia about 12 years ago and received Centrelink payments, I rang and cancelled them before I left but Centrelink still paid me for a couple of weeks. I was young and stupidly spent the money. I'm guessing it would be around the $2000-$3000 mark (for me and my partner combined) I know they tried to access my Aussie bank but don't know of any further action. I have always felt guilty about this. What I would like to know is what would happen now if I went back for a holiday?