ABSTUDY Fares Allowance

Your responsibilities

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

If you don’t travel on the trip we’ve booked, you may get a penalty. Call the ABSTUDY students line if you have any questions.

When travelling you must:

  • have your itinerary with you at all times
  • have photo identification that matches the name on your ticket
  • bring any medications you need
  • have a contact number for your school, including an after hours contact number
  • dress appropriately for travel carrier’s rules. For example, you must wear shoes
  • make sure your baggage meets the allowances of all travel carriers - charter flights may have smaller weight and size allowances
  • follow the travel carrier’s rules at the transport terminal, including getting there early
  • follow the directions of your supervisor
  • behave appropriately in line with school standards and expectations
  • travel at the time booked, unless we have approved changes
  • not stop travelling during your trip unless there are special circumstances we’ve approved
  • stay at the transport terminal when waiting for a connecting trip
  • if you’re a secondary student, report any travel changes or delays immediately to your school, and
  • if you’re a secondary school student not at a secondary school or a tertiary student, tell us of any cancellations, changes or significant delays - for example, an overnight delay

Page last updated: 28 August 2018