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.

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.

If you get Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement, you may get a different type of Fares Allowance.

Eligibility & payment rates

Who can get it

You must be getting ABSTUDY to be eligible for ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

Read more about who can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

How it works

You can only get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for certain types of travel.

Read more about the types of travel

What cost it covers

ABSTUDY Fares Allowance covers the most reasonable costs of travel.

Read more about how much ABSTUDY Fares Allowance you get

Claiming

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.

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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.

Read more about changing travel we've booked

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.

Read more about the penalties for missing travel

Your responsibilities

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

Read more about your responsibilities

Parent or guardian responsibilities

There are certain responsibilities your parent or guardian must meet when you get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

Read more about your parent or guardians responsibilities

Resources

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.

Page last updated: 8 December 2017