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Get Youth Allowance as a job seeker?
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
It’s now simpler than ever to claim Youth Allowance and Austudy online.
How you can improve your online security
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
We’ve updated the website to make it easier to use.
Family Day Care operator and trust income reviews
Income reviews for some Family Day Care operators and trust benefactors are underway.
Check, collect, claim and maintain
Follow these easy steps to make claiming with us easier.
We’re asking you to create a voiceprint
Voiceprint makes using our phone system easy, and it’s safer and more secure than using a PIN.
Centrelink payment summaries are now available
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
You may now need to serve a 1 week waiting period.
Your student payment may change from June
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
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
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
A new scam about a subsidy benefit is being emailed to people and claiming to be from us.