Are you moving to study? We may help with travel costs

31 January 2018

See if you can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

You can use ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for the cost of travelling between your home and place of study.

This may include:

  • travel between your home and place of study at the start and end of term
  • travel between your home and graduation venue  
  • travel between your home and exam centre, if you’re doing a supplementary or deferred exam

You may get the allowance if:

It covers the cost of the least expensive and most available form of public transport in Australia.

If you’re eligible we can pre-book your travel for you or you can claim the allowance after your trip.

Tips for claiming ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

  1. Request pre-booked travel at least 7 days before your travel if you’re a tertiary student.
  2. Keep a copy of your itinerary and receipts – if you claim the allowance after your journey, you’ll need to give us proof of your travel expenses.

If you get Youth Allowance it doesn’t mean you miss out. Read our article to see if you can get Fares Allowance.

Next steps

Find out more about ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

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Page last updated: 7 February 2018