Travel restrictions for ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

You can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for all travel.

Overseas travel

You can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for travel from or to Australia.

If we approve you to study overseas, you can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance to travel within another country.

Weekend travel

You normally can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance to travel over the weekend. You can only get it if there’s a good reason or a supervisor is travelling with you.

If your place of study, boarding school or hostel asks you to travel on the weekend, they need to:

  • get a supervisor to travel with you if you’re under 18, and
  • give us an emergency contact number


If there are problems during travel, we can’t help you. Your boarding school, hostel, supervisor or parent must arrange your accommodation if needed.

Interstate travel

You normally can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for interstate travel if you’re:

  • a secondary school student, or
  • doing a Statement of Attainment, Certificate or Enabling course

Secondary school students

You normally can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for interstate travel to get to your secondary school. You can only get it if:

Statement of Attainment, Certificate or Enabling courses

You normally can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for interstate travel to attend a Statement of Attainment, Certificate or Enabling course.

You can only get it if:

If you have questions about ABSTUDY Fares Allowance, call the ABSTUDY students line.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017