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Tell us about changes to your studies

1 August 2018

Semester 2 census date is fast approaching! Here’s what you need to do if your study situation has changed.

Everything you need to know about that magical Centrelink number

1 August 2018

Your Customer Reference Number (CRN) is key to doing business with us. Learn more about it.

Laying out your options for after school?

31 July 2018

Read about the support available to help you decide your next step.

We’re busting myths for young Australians this DonateLife Week

27 July 2018

Common myths are holding young Australians back from making a decision about organ and tissue donation.

Keep track of your student payment claim

25 July 2018

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

Which student payment is best for you?

4 July 2018

If you’re studying or training in Semester 2, find out more about the financial help we offer.

You can now cancel your payment online

4 July 2018

Cancelling your Youth Allowance or Austudy payment online is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.

Making a claim? We need your tax file number

1 July 2018

It’s important you give us your tax file number (TFN) when you claim.

Student Start-up Loan payments are coming

25 June 2018

If you’ve applied for a Student Start-up Loan, we’ll pay you soon. Keep an eye on your bank account.

Do you get ABSTUDY and need to study away from home?

20 June 2018

You may be eligible for ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

Changes to getting your first Newstart and Youth Allowance payment

18 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, you may need to meet with an Employment Services Provider before you get your first payment.

New rules for job seekers who miss requirements

14 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, there are new rules and stronger penalties for job seekers who don’t meet their requirements.

Get your move on with Fares Allowance

6 June 2018

Fares Allowance can help with travel costs if you study away from your home.

Your Youth Allowance or Austudy payment can’t last forever

6 June 2018

We can only pay you for a set amount of time. We call this allowable time. Find out what this means for you.

Intent to claim is stopping on 1 July 2018

5 June 2018

You’ll no longer be able to submit an intent to claim for certain payments and concession cards. New rules will apply.

Changes for dependent students, Australian Apprentices and job seekers

4 June 2018

Your payment may change from 1 July 2018.

Changes to help support people with drug or alcohol misuse

31 May 2018

We’re changing requirements relating to drug or alcohol misuse.

New improvements to Payment and Service Finder

22 May 2018

We’ve separated our Payment and Service Finder tool so you can get the information you need faster.

A better way to navigate our website

14 May 2018

We’re making it easier to find the information you need.

Sam can answer your questions online!

8 May 2018

Meet Sam, the online virtual assistant ready to answer your questions.