Centrelink - government income support

Students may be able to receive income support administered by Centrelink. There are different benefits, rates of pay and requirements for different student groups.

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Centrelink's student services are online for self-service.
To make an appointment, phone 13 1021.

Living allowances

All Centrelink allowances are means tested. Check if you are eligible by asking Centrelink staff.
Telephone: 132 490

Health Care Card

Most Australian students are eligible for a Low Income Health Care Card.
Benefits can include:

  • concession fares on public transport
  • concession rate for prescription medicines
  • 50% off car registration discounts on utility bills.

Monash University offers students financial support

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