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
Claim ABSTUDY for 2019 now! Claiming before December gives you the best chance to have your payments in place when you start the new school year.
The 2018–19 Budget has Youth and Students measures that will change this information. These measures start 1 January 2019.
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.