Youth Allowance for job seekers

Financial help if you’re 21 or younger and looking for work, or temporarily unable to work.

Eligibility basics

  • you're 16 to 21, and
  • looking for full time work or doing approved activities, or
  • studying part time and looking for work, or
  • temporarily unable to work

What you need to do

  1. Check if you can get it.
  2. Follow the steps to claim.
  3. Report and keep your payment.
If you’re 24 or younger and a full time student or Australian Apprentice, read more about Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018