How do I apply?

You will need to submit an application online during the application opening period.

Already have an account

  • Click the login if you already have an account
  • Enter your user name and password
  • Familiarise yourself with instructions on how to use the portal
  • Click Submit Application tab

Have not registered before and need to create an account

  • Click the sign up button and complete your registration
  • Once you receive your registration email click on the link to create your password and verify your account
  • Click log in
  • Enter your username and password
  • Familiarise yourself with instructions on how to use the portal
  • Click new application tab
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What does the application ask?

The application is broken into sections with multiple choice answers and a free text response at the end. Questions include:

  • your details and a little bit about you;
  • details of your course/s;
  • about your caring role and;
  • the impact this has on your ability to study and/or attend classes.

What are some tips on completing an application?

  • Save each page as you go
  • Answer all of the questions
  • Complete the free text boxes in the last section in as much detail as you can. This is where you can tell us about your caring experiences and what difference the bursary will make to your education
  • All applications submitted are assessed. There is no benefit in trying to submit your application before others

What if I need help with completing my application?

You can talk to

  • a teacher
  • support worker
  • parent/guardian
  • staff at your local youth centre
  • staff at your local multicultural support service
  • staff at your local library
  • or your local carers support organisation


Need assistance with your Young Carer Bursary application

Carer Gateway aims to make your life easier.

By calling Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737, you will be connected with a new Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.