Centrelink ABSTUDY:
Bio: Centrelink offers this payment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders that are studying full time at a tertiary level, undertaking long term TAFE course, and undertaking apprenticeships.
Contact Number: 1800 132 317
For further information see link: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/abstudy


Centrelink agency Castlemaine:
Bio: Run out of Castlemaine Community House this office for Centrelink can help people access payments they are entitled to or help to solve any issues they may be experiencing.
Contact Number:5472 4842
Address: 30 Templeton Street, Castlemaine.


Centrelink Youth & Students’ line:
Bio: Centrelink offers this payment for people studying full time aged 16-25 and that meet certain other requirements.
Contact Number: 132 490
For further information please see link: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/youth-allowance


Mount Alexander No Interest Loans Scheme:
Bio: This scheme is in place to offer financial assistance to people who may need a larger upfront amount of money for large purchases such as house hold white goods, up to $2000 with no interest over an 18 month return period.
Contact Number: 5472 4842
For more information on this loan please see: https://www.cch.org.au/2015/07/no-interest-loans/