Who can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

You must be getting ABSTUDY to be eligible for ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

You can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance if you’re:

  • getting ABSTUDY or ABSTUDY Pensioner Education Supplement, and you’re a full time:
    • secondary student
    • tertiary student, or
    • master’s or doctorate student who doesn’t get Relocation Allowance

You must also be:

Sometimes, someone other than you can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance to travel.

Who can’t get it

You can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance if you’re:

  • an Australian Apprentice or trainee
  • getting ABSTUDY as a student, but don’t meet the criteria above

Page last updated: 12 May 2018