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Too smart to be scammed?

It’s Scams Awareness Week. Here are some ways you can protect your identity and avoid getting scammed.

Fuel your future after high school

Find out what support you can get to help steer you to success.

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It only takes a minute to donate life

DonateLife Week: we’re calling on all Australians to register online to be an organ and tissue donor.

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Take care with your Health Care Card

If you get a student payment, you’ll get a Health Care Card. Find out when to expect it and what you can use it for.

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If your study plans are changing, you need to let us know

Semester 2 census date is just around the corner! Find out what study changes you need to tell us about.

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Share house rules

From money to the menu, here are 5 simple rules to help you achieve share house bliss.

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Your 2018-19 Centrelink payment summary is now available

You can use our online services to get a copy of your payment summary. If you use ATO’s myTax, it’s prefilled for you.

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There’s still time to apply for a Semester 2 Student Start-up Loan

Find out how to apply and when to expect payment.

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Are you turning 18, 22 or 25?

Some say age only matters if you’re cheese. But it also matters for some student payments. Let’s find out how.

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Track your Youth Allowance or Austudy claim online

Find out how to use your Centrelink online account or electronic messaging to follow the progress of your claim.

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Are you moving away to study? Check if you can get Fares Allowance

Fares Allowance helps you with travel costs if you study away from home.

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Have you changed how much study you’re doing?

Your payment may change if you’ve dropped a subject or stopped studying.

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We’ve improved our website design

To help give you a better website experience we’ve refreshed our design.

Are you under 18 and getting ABSTUDY Fares Allowance?

From 1 July 2019, you must have a Safe Travel Plan for pre-booked travel. Here’s how to set one up.

Claim a student payment now and stay ahead of the game

If you’re studying or training in the second half of the year, you can claim Youth Allowance or Austudy now.

Wellness while you study

It’s important to look after your mental health while you’re studying. There are some great resources you can tap into.

Save time by claiming Pensioner Education Supplement online

There are now more ways you can apply for Pensioner Education Supplement.

Do you know how long you can keep getting your student payment?

Your Youth Allowance or Austudy payment has a time limit. We call this allowable time. Here’s what you need to know.

Started a new job? Update your employment status online

If you start a new job, you need to let us know. The best way to do this is online. Here’s how.

Sharing too much online puts your privacy at risk

Privacy Awareness Week is a good time to check you’re protecting your personal information online.

Energy Assistance Payments will be paid in June 2019

If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment by 30 June 2019.

Earning more in semester break? Make sure you report your extra income

You can report your income online or through the Express Plus Centrelink app.

Have you moved so you can study?

If you get a student payment from us, you might also get extra help for accommodation and living costs.

Plan for your future during Youth Week 2019

Not sure what to do next? Explore your education, training and career options in Youth Week.

Medicare gets a refresh

We’ve improved our site to make it better for you. Let us know what you think.

Are there changes to any of your study details?

You need to tell us now because it could affect your payment.

Claim Pensioner Education Supplement before your course starts

You can submit your claim up to 13 weeks before starting your course. We’ll pay you from the first day you’re eligible.

Don’t fall for a scam

Know how to pick fake emails, fake text messages and fake websites.

Spend some time managing your money

The costs of studying can add up. Check what money you might get and create a budget to better manage it.

If you’re moving away to study, you may get Fares Allowance

Fares Allowance is a payment that can help with the costs of travel if you study away from your home.

Have you applied for a Student Start-up Loan?

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

Stay safe from being hacked. Use strong passwords

It’s not too late to start making strong passwords a good habit.


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