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Young Carer Bursary applications for 2023 are open until 13 September 2022


Do you know a young person who has a carer role and who may be struggling to continue their education?

The Young Carer Bursary helps young carers under the age of 25 who are currently studying or training or will be in 2023.

$3,000 to help achieve education and training goals

The Young Carer Bursary Program offers 1,000 bursaries to the value of $3,000, to provide young carers with the necessary financial assistance to help them to achieve their education and training goals.

Young carers across Australia can apply from July until 13 September 2022.


To apply you must be a young carer:

  • aged 12 to 25 years old for the entire time you’re receiving the bursary
  • studying an approved course in Australia within a recognised Australian institution, either full-time or part-time
  • a permanent resident or Australian citizen residing in Australia
  • not receiving another scholarship.

What can the money be used for?

It can be used to support young carers in their education or training.

This could include:

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

What young carers have to say about Young Carer Bursary Program

“I am a young carer for my mum who has mental health issues, grandma who has a number of medical issues and two young brothers with autism. Receiving the bursary greatly helped me achieve my goal of completing year 12, it paid for my school fees, books and travel. I truly believe that I would not have graduated without the bursary.”

With the Young Carer Bursary, you too can achieve your study goals!

Applications for the Young Carer Bursary Program are open until 13 September 2022.

Apply now through Young Carers Network

Page last updated : 25 Jul 2022

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