Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme

Help for families with students who cannot go to a state school because of geographical isolation, disability or special health needs.

Eligibility basics

  • have a school aged child undertaking primary, secondary or tertiary study who lives in an isolated area, or
  • have a school age child with disability or a special need that cannot be met at a local state school, and
  • the child needs to board away from home, live in a second family home to attend a local education institution, or study from home

We’ll write to you in April 2016 if we need you to update your family details. If you don’t receive a letter, you don’t need to do anything. Read more about updating your family details.

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme payments are not taxed and, except for Additional Boarding Allowance, are free of income and assets tests.

Page last updated: 6 April 2016