You can apply to use your funds held in Court to help pay for the cost of a computer, laptop or software package.
Looking for a computer
When you're looking for a new computer, or upgrading your existing computer, start by making a list of everything you'd like that computer to do. For example:
- use the internet
- send/receive email
- store your photos and music
- what size laptop or screen you need.
Take your time to decide what you need, and have a look around to compare prices and brands. You might need to think about:
- how much memory you need
- which computer will be compatible with your camera or other equipment
- if you need backup.
If you find a computer or computer package that suits your needs, you can ask the salesperson to fax a quote to FIC. Please ask the salesperson to include your full name in the quote.
Fax: 1300 039 388
How to apply
You should always talk to your Trust Officer before you make any purchases. They will help you with your application to access funds in Court.
You can make an application by either:
- talking to your Trust Officer
- sending an email or letter
- sending a request using our online application form – education and computers
When your application is ready, your Trust Officer will send it to the Senior Master. The Senior Master considers whether:
- this will be of benefit to you
- your funds can afford to pay for the request
- your interests are protected.
If the Senior Master approves your application, your Trust Officer will contact you and let you know you can go ahead with the purchase.
If the Senior Master does not approve your application, your Trust Officer will contact you to discuss this matter further.
Need more help?
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. They have a section on their website for Youth Issues – Buying things.
Youth Central is a website for young people aged 12-25. They have a section you can read at Youth Central – Phones and phone plans.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) deals with consumer complaints about misleading or deceptive conduct in the provision of goods and services.