Petrol voucher - major grants

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This grant entitles you to a Petrol Voucher worth up to $1,000. These grants are funded by the Australian Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program.

Courses eligible

Available to students studying any course at an undergraduate, associate degree or UniLink level.

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible you must meet all the following criteria:

  • on-campus local  student (Australian citizen/permanent resident/permanent humanitarian visa holder/New Zealand citizen);
  • enrolled in an undergraduate degree, associate degree or UniLink level course at Swinburne;
  • enrolled full time (exceptional circumstances for studying part-time will be considered), and actively studying;
  • demonstrate a low socio-economic background (e.g. you or your parents are in receipt of or eligible for Centrelink payments);
  • experiencing significant financial hardship and struggling to meet basic living costs;
  • A holder of a driver’s licence

Please note:  Many financially disadvantaged students apply and there is no guarantee that you will be successful and so you cannot rely on receiving this grant/scholarship.


Up to $1,000. Paid in two instalments of up to $500 – one in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2.

Multiple grants are available.

How to apply

All applicants will be notified the outcome of their application via their student email account on 30 April.  Applications will re-open at the start of Semester 1, 2021.  


Equity Project Officer
Student Equity