Person—government funding identifier, Centrelink customer reference number N(9)A
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Centrelink customer reference number|
|Synonymous names:||CRN; Centrelink reference number|
|Registration status:||Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018|
ACT Health, Final 24/12/2018
A personal identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services, as represented by a identifier.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—government funding identifier|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||10|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) is a unique identifier assigned to people and certain organisations that have one or more recognised relationships with Centrelink. In most cases, these entities receive services provided by Centrelink. It is used by Centrelink as the primary key for a customer's record.
The CRN consists of nine digits and one alphabetic character, generated and validation by an internal Centrelink Algorithm.
Source and reference attributes
AS5017 Health Care Client Identification
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—government funding identifier, Centrelink customer reference number N(9)A Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 12/08/2008
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018