ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

Penalties for missed travel

There are penalties for students and non-student travellers who miss travel we’ve booked using ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

If you miss travel, you need a good reason.

Secondary school students

If you miss travel without a valid reason, you’ll get a debt of up to $100 for each trip you miss.

We can still book travel for you after you get a debt.

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. If you’re eligible you can then apply for reimbursement of the costs. You may need to pay us back for the trip you missed. to pay us back for the trip you missed.

Page last updated: 1 January 2019