Most student payments are administered by Services Australia (i.e. Centrelink). To find out which payment(s) you could be eligible for while you study, use their 'Payment and Services Finder(Opens in a new tab/window)'.
You can also check Services Australia's Guide to Payments(Opens in a new tab/window).
The following payments are available for eligible students:
Youth Allowance(Opens in a new tab/window) - a payment for full-time students and Australian apprentices aged 16 to 24 years old.
Austudy(Opens in a new tab/window) - a payment for full-time students and Australian apprentices aged 25 years and older.
ABSTUDY(Opens in a new tab/window) - a living allowance payment plus a range of extra benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and apprentices.
There are other payment and support for eligible students:
- Tertiary Access Payment - a new payment to assist eligible students relocating from regional and remote areas to access higher-level tertiary studies.
- Higher education students receiving student payments could also be eligible for the: