Helps with travel costs between your home and place of study if you get ABSTUDY and need to live away from home.
Changes from January 2018 to approved courses may impact your eligibility for a student payment.
If you get a letter saying you’re not approved to get a student payment there’s still time to change your study options to align with approved courses and institutions.
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
You must be getting ABSTUDY to be eligible for ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.
How it works
You can only get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for certain types of travel.
What cost it covers
ABSTUDY Fares Allowance covers the most reasonable costs of travel.
You can claim ABSTUDY Fares Allowance before or after your trip. If you claim before, we’ll book the travel for you. Otherwise, claim after you travel and we’ll pay you back.
Managing your payment
Changing travel we've arranged
We won't approve changes to travel we've booked under the ABSTUDY Fares Allowance unless there's good reason.
Penalties for missed travel
There are penalties for students and non-student travellers who miss travel we've booked under the ABSTUDY Fares Allowance, unless there's good reason.
There are certain responsibilities you must meet when you get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.
Parent or guardian responsibilities
There are certain responsibilities your parent or guardian must meet when you get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.
Information for boarding schools and hostels
If you're a boarding school or hostel, you should read about ABSTUDY fares allowance for boarding schools and hostels.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
Read about how to manage your money.