ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

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.

Secondary school students

If you miss travel once in a calendar year, there’s no penalty and we can rebook the travel.

If you miss travel again, we won’t rebook or pay for the same trip in advance. Your parent, guardian or school will need to book and pay for your travel and, if eligible, apply for reimbursement. You may need to pay us back for the trip you missed.

Tertiary students, secondary students not at a secondary school and non-student travellers

If you miss travel, we won’t rebook or pay for the same trip in advance. You’ll need to book and pay for your own travel and, if eligible, apply for reimbursement. You may need to pay us back for the trip you missed.

Page last updated: 28 August 2018