How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Austudy.
During coronavirus (COVID-19) we’ve made temporary changes to some of our payments. To help stay up to date, you can read more about upcoming changes for students.
How much you or your partner get paid affects your payment. We need to know what you both get paid so we can pay you the right amount.
If you get Austudy and you’re Age Pension age, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
There are rules about when you can get Austudy when you travel outside Australia.
You can have an authorised representative to deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, update, act or get payments for you.
We may send a letter to your myGov Inbox asking you to do an online review of your study details.
You may be able to cancel your own payment online. This means you don’t need to visit a service centre or call us. Cancelling your payment is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.
We have a range of tools, information and services to help you manage your payment or get extra support.
Page last updated: 10 September 2020
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