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 proof of your overseas experience.

Semester Exchange / Academic Short Course
Please fill out the official Confirmation Letter - exchange and short courses and bring it to the International Office along with your signed credit agreement. The letter must be typed. See example.

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

Placements / Internships / Academic Study Tours
Please fill out the official Confirmation letter - placements and study tours and provide it to your Course Coordinator / Convenor. The letter must be typed. See example.

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.