Information about going overseas if you are on centrelink benefits

Centrelink Payments

Students going on an overseas experience that currently receive Centrelink payments, may be eligible for payments while overseas. Before going overseas, students are responsible for checking the centrelink requirements.

You will be required to provide centrelink with a copy of the official Confirmation of Approved International Activity letter prior to leaving Australia.

For students undertaking a semester exchange, students must be enrolled full time in the special exchange codes.

More information on centrelink payments while outside Australia, and registering online prior to leaving, can be found here.

Tip: Provide Centrelink with a nominated person in Australia who can talk to Centrelink while you are overseas.