Centrelink Payments While Overseas
Before going overseas, students are responsible for checking the Centrelink requirements. If you receive Centrelink payments, your payments could cease immediately upon leaving Australia. To continue payments, you will need to provide Centrelink with evidence that you are continuing your studies at Western Sydney University, plus the overseas activity is a legitimate part of your study.
Centrelink may require two letters.
LETTER 1: ENROLMENT CONFIRMATION
Email Western Sydney University Enrolments and request a letter confirming that you're a student at Western Sydney University and currently enrolled.
LETTER 2: OVERSEAS ACTIVITY CONFIRMATION
If you have received an acceptance letter/email from the overseas provider, Western Sydney University Go Global and Study Abroad can send you an Official Confirmation Letter that can be used as evidence of participation in a specific overseas study program.
How can you receive an Official Confirmation Letter?
- Complete the online registration form before the 15th of the month.*
- Ensure you upload into the registration a copy of your of overseas acceptance letter/email.
*Official Confirmation Letters are processed only each month, and will be sent out to eligible students after the 15th of the month. Official Confirmation Letters cannot be issued should you not provide evidence of acceptance from your overseas provider.
Further Information about Centrelink
For more about Centrelink payments while outside Australia and registering online prior to leaving, see the Centrelink website.
Tip: Provide Centrelink with a nominated person in Australia who can speak with them and act on your behalf while you are overseas.