Petrol voucher - small grants

Applications are open   Local students   Current students

This grant entitles you to a petrol voucher with a value of $50. This grant is 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 (Australian citizen/permanent resident/permanent humanitarian visa/New Zealand citizen);
  • enrolled in an undergraduate degree, associate degree or Unilink course at Swinburne;
  • enrolled full time  (exceptional circumstances for studying part-time will be considered),* and actively studying;
  • demonstrate that you are from a low socioeconomic 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;
  • have a Driver’s licence;
  • maximum one voucher per semester.

Swinburne Online or Open Universities Australia students are not eligible for this grant, but can apply for a Food voucher grant or an Emergency or sudden financial hardship grant.



How to apply

To apply for this grant you need to make an appointment with the Housing and Finance Adviser at your local campus.

You will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • Confirmation of your enrolment;
  • Bank statements for all your bank accounts for the last three months (which list all your transactions);
  • Current Centrelink Income Statement outlining what you are receiving for the year;
  • Pay slips for the last 6 weeks (if you are working)
  • All utility bills;
  • Rent agreement or lease.


Housing and Finance Advisers

Hawthorn: Beth Graham, 03 9214 8882 
Wantirna: Glenda Rebeiro, 03 9210 1905