ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

Helps with travel costs between your home and place of study if you get ABSTUDY and need to live away from home.

From 1 January 2019, there are changes to ABSTUDY Fares Allowance. This may affect you if you’re a primary or secondary student who gets ABSTUDY and is studying away from home. Read more about changes to student payments from 1 January 2019.
If you get Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement, you may get a different type of Fares Allowance.

If you're from a boarding school or hostel, you should read about ABSTUDY fares allowance for boarding schools and hostels.

Page last updated: 13 November 2018