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2024 Young Carer Bursary Program

General Scholarships


The Young Carers Network is a nationally coordinated resource to raise young carer awareness, provide information, and direct young carers to appropriate pathways for support.

How to apply:

Complete an online application through the Young Carers Network's portal

Value: Varies depending on needs

Number Available: Many

Eligibility Criteria:

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
    • in high school
    • TAFE or a registered training organisation (RTO) studying towards higher vocational education and training (VET) qualifications
    • at university, up to and including your first undergraduate degree*
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident living in Australia
  • not receiving another scholarship.

Application Closing Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023