Centrelink and study

Are you considering applying for a Centrelink (opens in a new window) payment while you study? Not sure where to start? The Student Welfare Service can assist students with:

  • information about Centrelink payments
  • exploring your eligibility for Centrelink payments
  • contacting Centrelink on your behalf (eg when your Centrelink payment is suspended and you don't understand the reason)
  • providing support if you are appealing a Centrelink decision, or referring you to a relevant service provider for assistance

For assistance with any Centrelink issue, please contact your campus Student Welfare Officer.

Important information for Students travelling overseas

The maximum time you can get paid Youth Allowance, Austudy and other Centrelink payments if travelling overseas is changing from 13 weeks to 6 weeks.  If you are overseas as part of a UWS-approved student exchange you may be eligible to receive your payment for the duration of your exchange. Contact your exchange officer before departing to see what you need to do.

Easy access to your Centrelink profile

Centrelink has a smart phone app that you can use to report your income (except ABSTUDY students), view your payment history, request a Centrelink statement, income and asset statement and payment summary.

Proof of Enrolment letter for Centrelink

If you need to provide Centrelink with a 'Proof of Enrolment' letter, you can print it in My Student Records (MySR).

Login to MySR (opens in a new window) and follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the navigation menu tile “Fee Records”.
  2. From there, ensure you are in the page titled “Statement of Account (SOA)”.
  3. In this screen you will be able to select which session you need from the drop-down list. Once the desired session is chosen click “Display SOA”.
  4. This will load the screen to display basic content.
  5. For an official University Letterhead version of your Statement and a PDF Version, click the PDF Icon at the bottom of the page. You can then save your SOA to your computer and provide this to Centrelink.
  6. For any additional letters that Centrelink may need, please book an appointment with a Welfare Officer via 1300 668 370 and selecting 4 in the directory or emailing: welfareservice@westernsydney.edu.au