A group of payments for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students or apprentices.

Eligibility basics

  • you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian, and
  • in an approved course, Australian Apprenticeship or traineeship, and
  • not getting another payment to study or train
Claim ABSTUDY for 2019 now! Claiming before December gives you the best chance to have your payments in place when you start the new school year.
The 2018–19 Budget has Youth and Students measures that will change this information. These measures start 1 January 2019.

Page last updated: 15 October 2018