Young Carer Bursary

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The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education.

Provided by: Young Carers Network

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You will receive $2,000 at the start of the year. You will then receive a second payment of $1,000 in June after completing the midyear survey in May.

The funding should be used towards supporting you in your education or training. This could include but not limited to:

  • school fees,
  • laptops and software,
  • uniforms,
  • transport and accommodation,
  • respite care,
  • emotional support, and
  • extracurricular activities.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply you must be a young carer:

  • aged 12 – 25 years old for the entire time you’re receiving the bursary
  • studying at high school level or beyond, up to and including your first undergraduate degree*
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • not receiving another scholarship

*Undergraduate degrees include: advanced diplomas, bachelor degrees, bachelor degree with honours and associate degrees.



16 August 2021


30 September 2021


$3,000 AUD



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