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Public housing renters may be eligible for discounts on computers and equipment through WorkVentures Connect IT.

WorkVentures is a not-for-profit organisation that turns ex-corporate and government computers and equipment into affordable and reliable systems for people with low incomes.

Am I eligible?

You must have a health care card, pension card, disability card or another document relating to low income or experiencing disadvantage.

How does it work?

Contact WorkVentures Connect IT to discuss the different packages available. You will need to pay by money order, bank cheque, personal cheque or direct deposit.

WorkVentures has a purchase plan, like a store lay-by, if you don't have the money up front.

Centrelink also has advance payment options. You may be able to get part of your Centrelink payment in advance. This will depend on how long you have been receiving your Centrelink payment and how much you receive.


Ph: 1800 112 205 (free call)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm