Youth Allowance

Financial help if you’re under 24 and studying, an Australian Apprentice, looking for work or sick.

Eligibility basics

  • 16 to 21 and looking for full time work or
  • 18 to 24 and studying full time or
  • 16 to 24 and a full time Australian Apprentice or
  • 16 to 17 years and independent or needing to live away from home to study
From 1 July 2017, you may need to serve a one week ordinary waiting period when you claim a job seeker payment.

Page last updated: 17 July 2017