A group of payments for parents and carers of children who can't go to a local government school because of geographical isolation, disability or special needs.
- your child meets the living, age and study requirements, and
- is geographically isolated
- has a disability or special education need, or
- has no reasonable access to a government school
On 26 March 2019, the Australian Government announced the Flood Education Supplement. It’s a one-off $1000 payment to help isolated families affected by the flood in North Queensland with education and related costs. Read more about the Flood Education Supplement.
In this section
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Assistance for Isolated Children. The scheme includes 3 allowances and 1 supplement.
Payment types and rates
The amount of Assistance for Isolated Children you get depends on your child's living arrangements.
Check if you're eligible before you start your claim. You can submit your claim for Assistance for Isolated Children online, by post, fax or at a service centre.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Assistance for Isolated Children.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme.