ANUSA and the Women’s Department are excited to re-commence the Birth Control Subsidy which began in 2022. This year, members will receive a 50% reimbursement of the cost of their birth control/contraception prescriptions, regardless of which pharmacy they choose to purchase from.
In order to receive reimbursement, please submit your receipt and bank details by email to email@example.com.
Am I eligible?
All members of ANUSA, being all current undergraduate students are eligible for the Subsidy. This includes student who are not currently enrolled in courses, provided they have an active enrolment in a program/degree.
What can I purchase under the Subsidy?
All contraception / birth control prescriptions can be purchased under the Subsidy. This includes oral contraceptive pills, IUDs, implants, injections and many more. Purchases of condoms and menstrual products are not eligible, but both are usually available at the BKSS Mutual Aid shelf.
How do I receive reimbursement?
Once you have submitted your receipt and bank account details, unless further information is required, the reimbursement will be directly deposited into your account. It will appear on your bank statement as a deposit from ANUSA.
How soon will I receive reimbursement?
Reimbursements will ordinarily be processed within two business days, but may take longer in busy periods.
What qualifies as a receipt?
The receipt must be a tax invoice, not a terminal receipt from an eftpos machine. It must list the ABN of the seller, and the amount of GST paid. Reimbursements will not be processed for receipts that are missing this information.
How soon after purchase do I need to submit receipt?
Receipts should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org within two weeks of purchase. In extenuating circumstances, receipts will be accepted outside of the two week period.
How many purchases can I make / how much money can I spend in a semester?
The Subsidy is limited to $250 per student per year, although you may be eligible for other ANUSA grants such as the Medical Grant if you reach this cap.
I cannot afford the upfront cost, is there a way to receive reimbursement ahead of time?
Reimbursement can only be processed after the purchase has been made. If you require support to make the purchase, please apply for a Medical Grant from ANUSA at https://anusa.com.au/welfare/financial/grants/medicalgrant/.
I have further questions.
Please reach out to the ANUSA Women’s Officer at email@example.com.