The amount of Austudy you get depends on how much you earn and how much your assets are worth.
This table shows the basic Austudy payment rates. These are the rates that apply to most people.
|Your situation||The highest payment per fortnight is|
|Single, no children||$455.20|
|Single, with children||$596.50|
|In a couple, no children||$455.20|
|In a couple, with children||$499.90|
We use a different rate if you’ve been getting an income support payment long term before moving onto Austudy.
To get the different rate you must:
- have been getting an income support payment that isn’t a student payment for at least 26 of the last 39 weeks before you start your course of study, and
- not have a dependent child
|If you're||The highest payment per fortnight is|
|Single, no children||$553.10|
|In a couple, no children||$499.90|
Page last updated: 1 January 2019