Your responsibilities when you get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

There are certain responsibilities you must meet when you get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

If you don’t travel on the trip we’ve booked, you may get a penalty. Call the ABSTUDY students line if you have any questions.

When travelling you must:

  • have your itinerary with you at all times
  • have photo identification that matches the name on your ticket
  • bring any medications you need
  • have a contact number for your school, including an after hours contact number
  • dress appropriately for travel carrier’s rules. For example, you must wear shoes
  • make sure your baggage meets the allowances of all travel carriers - charter flights may have smaller weight and size allowances
  • follow the travel carrier’s rules at the transport terminal, including getting there early
  • follow the directions of your supervisor
  • behave appropriately in line with school standards and expectations
  • travel at the time booked, unless we have approved changes
  • not stop travelling during your trip unless there are special circumstances we’ve approved
  • stay at the transport terminal when waiting for a connecting trip
  • if you’re a secondary student, report any travel changes or delays immediately to your school, and
  • if you’re a secondary school student not at a secondary school or a tertiary student, tell us of any cancellations, changes or significant delays - for example, an overnight delay

Page last updated: 17 October 2017