Austudy

Payment rates

The amount of Austudy you get depends on how much you earn and how much your assets are worth.

We use an income test and an asset test to work out how much you can get.

Basic rates

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 $445.80
Single, with children $584.20
In a couple, no children $445.80
In a couple, with children $489.60

Other rates

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 have a dependent child, please check the basic rates that apply to your situation.
If you're The highest payment per fortnight is
Single, no children $541.70
In a couple, no children $489.60

Page last updated: 4 June 2018