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Cost of Living

Discover resources and support to help either yourself or someone you know who is dealing with financial concerns.

Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Research shows that cost of living concerns and anxiety regarding the future rank among the top five most pressing issues for young people. The below resources can help you know how to confidently make decisions about your money and reduce your financial worries.

“52% of young people surveyed were worried about having enough money, their finances, or the cost of living.” – ReachOut Australia, 2023.

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Carer Gateway

An Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers. If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.  You can call on 1800 422 737.


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