Can I Get Computer Through Centrelink?

11 May, 2023

Note: TechnoPartners is not associated with any Centrelink free computers or laptops program. This blog post is the information purpose only for them who are looking for the answer of this question. We have collected information from various resources and kept them here.

Nowadays, gadgets like mobiles, computers, laptops, and tablets have become necessity not only for school or university going students but also for pensioners. These gadgets have made our day-to-day work much easier and plays vital role in our life.

We have witnessed, computer with internet has given us freedom to do work from home and attending online classes in this pandemic. Moreover, paying electricity bill or to pay tax or even to buy grocery. All work can be done with just a click and you do not have to stand in long queue to purchase something. But these gadgets are costly and not affordable by low-income family. So, every citizen of Australia must be wondering, can I get this costly piece through Centrelink to made my work easier?

Well, our government has some programs to help low-income earners like Centrelink support. So, you may be able to get computers at discounted price.

Make it Mine was one of the best programs where Centrepay/Centrelink payments were accepted but unfortunately Make It Mine has lost it’s access to Centrepay which is a big loss for low-income earners who wanted to make their payments directly from their Centrelink benefit but there are few ways you can get your computers and laptops at affordable price which are as below.

Affordable ways to buy computers:

  • Workventures:

    Their main motive is to make use of digital technologies by everyone. Therefore, they have benefit-card-holder plan where you can apply and get payment plans ensuring assistance and support is provided to benefit card holders such as job seekers, single parents, seniors, migrants, and indigenous Australians.
  • Rental plans:

    There are sites like Direct Appliance Rentals who can organise a lease for any household product needs easily and quickly.  They are approved provider through several different payment gateways so even if you receive government benefit payments, you can still rent appliances with them.
  • Refurbished computers:

    Refurbished products is another option to get computers, laptops at affordable price. Sites like TechnoParners, where we sell ex-government, refurbishing laptop, computers, and other products at affordable price. These refurbished PCs come with windows, all required software and with warranty, technical support. So, can work best for Uni going students and for work from home employees.
  • Pre-owned:

    pre-owned products are like used products but in good condition for use. People keep their as used products for sale at platforms like eBay, Gumtree and other leading classified platforms from where you can buy at cheap rate but be sure to check their specification.
  • Online Deals and Sales:

    Always look for deals and sales over major websites like Amazon, eBay as they frequently offer discounts or keep deals on holiday seasons like black Friday deals or boxing day deals. You can even do newsletter signup so when new deal comes up, you can get notification via email or SMS. Alternatively, you can find all eCommerce store deals at one platform on ozbargain and stay updated.

So, these are few ways to get PCs, laptops at low cost but there is not any government or Centrepay/Centrelink program to get computers or laptops at no cost at all. If you are unable to afford, there are libraries and community centres where you can access internet at free of cost and finish your work. We hope this blog post has solved your confusion and helped you on how to get PCs and laptops at low cost.