Centrelink is responsible for services and payments under the Australian social welfare system, including:
Centrelink may investigate fraud or breach of conditions associated with these payments and entitlements, and may visit sex industry workplaces for this reason.
Centrelink may work in cooperation with other agencies, such as the NSW Police or Australian Tax Office, and may obtain information gathered by these officers during a visit, such as name, date of birth or address.
You do not have to tell Centrelink about the type of work you do, but you need to tell them about your earnings or income. You can do this in various ways such as:
You do not have to give the type of business.
If you want to state your occupation you can call yourself entertainer or performing artist. These are also accepted by the Australian Tax Office as categories that allow for some of the same tax deductible expenses, such as costumes, make-up and similar things.