On the day you claim Austudy you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait to get payments or concession cards.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
Page last updated: 1 January 2019