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News list

Have you applied for a Student Start-up Loan?

11 February 2019

You’ll get the payment soon, so keep an eye on your bank account.

Keep track of your student claim after you submit it online

6 February 2019

Get updates on how your student claim is going using your Centrelink online account or electronic messaging.

Make the most of O Week on and off campus

4 February 2019

There’s lots to take in during O Week. Set yourself up for the year with our tips on staying connected.

Stay safe from being hacked. Use strong passwords

1 February 2019

Forgot to make a New Year’s resolution? It’s not too late to start making strong passwords a good habit.

Confirm your identity for a student payment

1 February 2019

Do you know how to prove your identity before making a student claim? We can guide you through it.

Show your love this Valentine’s Day – register as an organ donor

1 February 2019

Record your decision to save lives on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR).

We’re closing for the Australia Day public holiday

2 January 2019

Your reporting and payment arrangements may change when we close.

At what age are you independent?

21 December 2018

You may feel independent at 18 or 21. But if you’re claiming a student payment, we look at your age and other factors.

Earning extra money while getting a student payment?

11 December 2018

You can use Income Bank to keep more of your student payment while you’re working.

Want to know what payments and services you can get?

3 December 2018

Studying and not sure where to start? Payment and Service Finder can point you in the right direction.

Have you been scammed? We can help.

29 November 2018

If you’ve given personal information to a scammer, call our Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk straight away.

Get prepared and make your claim now for 2019

26 November 2018

You can claim now if you’re planning to do full time study or an Australian Apprenticeship next year.

5 totally top tips

12 November 2018

Go to the top of the class with our tips for claiming Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Changes for regional and remote students from 1 January 2019

31 October 2018

The parental income limit is changing. This will make it easier to be an independent for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY.

1 January changes to ABSTUDY

31 October 2018

What you need to know if you get ABSTUDY, are in secondary school and need to study away from home.

Claiming a student payment: why getting in early pays off

31 October 2018

You can reap the benefits of claiming your student payment early. So why wait?

Have you seen the new myGov digital assistant (DA)?

15 October 2018

Need online support using myGov? You can now get help using myGov’s DA.