Youth Allowance

A payment if you’re aged 16 to 24 years, a full time student or apprentice, looking for work or sick.

Eligibility basics

  • 16 to 21 years of age and looking for full time work or doing approved activities
  • 18 to 24 years of age and studying full time
  • 16 to 24 years of age and doing a full time Australian Apprenticeship, or
  • 16 to 17 years of age, and
    • have finished year 12 or equivalent
    • need to live away from home to study, or
    • are independent for Youth Allowance

Page last updated: 6 December 2016