Energy Supplement

Payment rates on Austudy

If you get Austudy the Energy Supplement amount you get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances and the payment or services you get.

If you get Austudy, the amount of Energy Supplement you’ll get each fortnight depends on your situation.

If you’re age pension age and over

If you get Austudy and you’re age pension age or over, you’ll get the following amount of Energy Supplement:

  • $14.10 if you’re single
  • $10.60 if you have a partner.

If you’re under age pension age

If you get Austudy and you’re under age pension age, you’ll get the following amount of Energy Supplement.

Your situation A mount of Energy Supplement per fortnight
Single, with no children $7.00
Single, with children $9.20
Member of a couple, with no children $7.00
Member of a couple, with children $7.70

Special rate of Austudy

If you get the special rate of Austudy you’ll get the following amount of Energy Supplement each fortnight:

  • $8.60 if you’re single and living away from home to study
  • $7.70 if you have a partner and you have no children.

Payment options

If you get Austudy, you’ll usually get Energy Supplement fortnightly. We pay it with your regular payment. You may also be able to get Energy Supplement quarterly.

You can change how often you get your payment at any time by calling us on your regular payment line.

Page last updated: 21 January 2019