In response to the high demand for bursaries in the 2015 application process, the Government has committed an additional $450,000 for a further 150 bursaries at $3,000 each.

The recipients of these new bursaries will be selected from the existing pool of 2015 applicants, so young carers who were unsuccessful in the first round do not need to apply again to be considered.

An assessment process is currently underway and young carers shortlisted will be contacted by Carers Australia in May 2015 and asked to verify their eligibility.

For young carers wishing to apply for a bursary for the 2016 academic year, please note that applications will open in August/September 2015.  If you would like to receive an email alert when the 2016 young carer bursary application round is open, please visit the Young Carer Network to sign up to the mailing list.