Dear Abe,

What do you know about Abstudy?
Is it worth applying?


Dear Frank,

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are studying full time, it is definitely worth applying for Abstudy, so that you can focus on completing your degree, with less pressure on working in part time or casual jobs for your living expenses. To qualify you will need to show a number of things, including being accepted into the community in which you live or have lived. As with any Centrelink payment, make sure that you keep a copy or record of all of the correspondence and conversations that you have with any Centrelink staff, which you can simply do by emailing the information, including receipt numbers, to yourself. If you have any specific questions about this or any other Centrelink payment, please contact an SRC Caseworker by emailing