Change of circumstances while receiving Austudy

You need to tell us if your circumstances change when you are receiving Austudy.

For example, you need to tell us if:

  • you reduce your study or training workload or
  • you stop studying
  • you change your address, or
  • your income changes

You need to let us know within 14 days in case this affects your Austudy payment, because:

  • if you don't tell us about the changes you may find yourself in debt
  • if you are overpaid benefits, you will probably have to pay the money back

If you deliberately do not tell us about changes, you could be charged with fraud, and a recovery fee may be imposed if you give us incorrect information about your employment income.

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