Volunteering and Centrelink
It is important that you contact your Centrelink officer to determine your eligibility for a Centrelink program before you start volunteering.
Newstart Allowance (55+) and Mature Age Allowance
People aged 55-plus are able to undertake volunteering or part time work, or a combination of these for 30 hours per fortnight to fully meet activity test requirements. In fully meeting the activity test people participating in this 'full time' option may elect to withdraw from other programs such as the 'Job Network'.