A group of payments for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students or apprentices.
- you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian, and
- in an approved course, Australian Apprenticeship or traineeship, and
- not getting another payment to study or train
Changes to ABSTUDY started on 1 January 2019. They may affect you if you’re under 16 or live away from home to study.
In this section
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get ABSTUDY.
Check if you're eligible before you start your claim. To get ABSTUDY, you need to claim over the phone or with printed forms by the closing date.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for ABSTUDY.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with ABSTUDY.