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26 September 2019
Here are 6 things you can do online to help save you time.
Life can be busy when you’re studying, working and just doing life. But all of these things can put a strain on your time. Keep it simple by completing these 6 steps.
Check your eligibility
Want to know what help you can get while you study?
Use our Payment and Service Finder to see which payments and services might be right for you.
Claim a payment
Do you need to submit a claim for a payment?
Track your payments
Want to know when you’ll get your payments?
Use your Centrelink online account through myGov to check when you’ll get your payment and how much you’ll get. You can also use the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
Report your income
If you’re working while you study, you need to tell us how much you earn. This is so we can pay you the right amount.
It’s easy to do in your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
Use the employment diary in myGov or the timesheet in the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app to record your earnings.
Make sure you report on time so your payment isn’t late.
Update your details
Picked up a few extra shifts at work? You need to let us know.
You need to tell us about any changes to your circumstances.
It’s easy to update your details online in your Centrelink online account through myGov. You can also do it using the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
Update us online if any of the following happens:
- you change address
- you’re leaving the country to study or travel
- you get a job
- you change courses or study load
- you finish studying.
Ask us questions
You can also ask questions. Keep in mind, you shouldn’t share your personal details in public on social media.
Have documents you need to show us?
You can upload an image of your pay slips, study details and academic transcripts. Upload documents using your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
We’ve made it even faster and easier, with improvements like being able to upload larger files.
Find out more
Create a myGov account.
Set up an online account for Centrelink.
Get the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
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We can only pay your Youth Allowance or Austudy for a set amount of time. We call this allowable time.
Before you can claim, you’ll need to confirm your identity and set up your online account. Here’s how to do it.
Page last updated: 30 September 2019