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

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: 10 November 2016