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Get Youth Allowance as a job seeker?

14 September 2017

We may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details to check if you’re still eligible for your payment.

Claim online – it’s now easier than ever

4 September 2017

It’s now simpler than ever to claim Youth Allowance and Austudy online.

How you can improve your online security

28 August 2017

Take charge of your online security when you do business with us and avoid identity theft and scammers.

Our new look website arrived 27 August

27 August 2017

We’ve updated the website to make it easier to use.

Family Day Care operator and trust income reviews

24 August 2017

Income reviews for some Family Day Care operators and trust benefactors are underway.

Check, collect, claim and maintain

10 August 2017

Follow these easy steps to make claiming with us easier.

We’re asking you to create a voiceprint

10 August 2017

Voiceprint makes using our phone system easy, and it’s safer and more secure than using a PIN.

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

11 July 2017

Details from your 2016-17 Centrelink payment summary have been pre-filled for you in myTax.

The ordinary waiting period has changed for some new claims

1 July 2017

You may now need to serve a 1 week waiting period.

Your student payment may change from June

1 July 2017

Payment rates and eligibility are changing for dependent Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Assistance for Isolated Children and Austudy.

Extra support for young job seekers getting into the workforce

26 June 2017

From 1 July 2017 if you start work, we may suspend your payment for 26 weeks rather than cancel it.

Our new look Payment and Service Finder is now available

13 June 2017

A great new way to help you find, estimate and compare payments, and locate services.

The subsidy benefit does not exist - it’s a scam

7 June 2017

A new scam about a subsidy benefit is being emailed to people and claiming to be from us.