Schoolkids Bonus

This payment stopped in July 2016. You can no longer update your child’s education details to receive this payment.


We’re currently doing final assessments. To have been eligible, you must have:

  • been a parent or carer receiving Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A for a dependent child in primary or secondary education - this could include completing home schooling, overseas study or special education
  • been a primary or secondary school student younger than or turning 19 in the calendar year and receiving an eligible income support payment
  • had an adjusted taxable income of $100,000 or less, unless you were exempt from the income test
  • told us you or your child started or finished primary or secondary study within the time limits

Payment rates

The payment rates were 2 payments of:

  • $215 for each child in primary school - a total of $430 per child per year
  • $428 for each child in secondary school - a total of $856 per child per year

Page last updated: 12 May 2018