The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians to support them through COVID-19. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households and temporary early releases of superannuation.
Cost of living concession
A once-off boost of $500 is available to households who are receiving the Centrelink JobSeeker payment. This measure is to assist people who are unemployed or lose their jobs as a result of COVID-19. For more information including eligibility, visit the cost of living page.
A range of Centrelink information and services is available for customers who require payments or assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Student Support
On 21 April 2020, the South Australian Government announced a new $13.8 million support package for South Australia’s international education sector. The funding, which is part of the Community and Jobs Support Fund, is designed to support international students residing in South Australia impacted by the coronavirus restrictions.