Aboriginal Housing Office Tertiary Accommodation Grants

University of Newcastle
March 31, 2023
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NSW Government - Aboriginal Housing Office


The NSW Government - Aboriginal Housing Office is offering Tertiary Accommodation Grants to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in full time studies with University of Newcastle. This is a new program established within the Strong Family, Strong Communities framework to support eligible tertiary students with grants of $5000, $7,000, or $10,000 to offset the cost of living whilst studying.

The grants will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students experiencing the impact of housing stress on their ability to study. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree study and demonstrate that they are in financial hardship.

Application is via submission of this application form to [email protected] by 17 March 2023.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will need to:

  • Establish your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity and heritage with the university as outlined here.
  • Be enrolled/enrolling in any year of an enabling, undergraduate, or postgraduate program on campus with University of Newcastle. Students who have accepted an offer to start study with us next year may also apply.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate that you are a social housing tenant or are experiencing housing stress and provide evidence of independent living arrangements. (housing stress is defined as an individual expending more than 40% of weekly income on housing).
  • Required Documentation

    Required documents will be listed on the ‘Your Documents’ page of your application. The application portal accepts PDF only. A maximum of 3 PDF smaller than 5 MB can be added per document type upload field.

  • A copy of the Application Form (see link above) to be submitted to [email protected]

  • Documents for establishing Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status with UON. Please see list of accepted documents here:https: // www. newcastle.edu.au/establishing-status-docs

  • Evidence of independent living arrangements which outlines weekly rent payable. This can be a rental/lease agreement/contract, a rental bond notice, a letter from your landlord, or a statutory declaration from a relative or friend.

  • Evidence of income to determine housing stress. This can be a payslip, a bank account statement, or documented evidence of centrelink income payments.

  • Benefit
  • Scholarship Amount: $10,000
  • Number of scholarships available: 40
  • Selection

    Applications will be evaluated and grant recipients and amounts determined by a selection panel assembled by the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO). There will be a University of Newcastle representative on the panel.

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  • Contact Details

    SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER Student Services Centre University of Newcastle University Drive CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

    Phone: +61 2 4921 5000 Fax: +61 2 4921 5759 Email:[email protected]

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