Who can get it

Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a job seeker.

To get Youth Allowance as a job seeker you must be 16 to 21 and either:

  • looking for full time work or doing approved activities
  • studying part time and looking for work
  • temporarily unable to work.

You must also meet Australian residence rules and have income and assets below a certain amount. If you're dependent, the income of your parents or guardians will also affect how much you can get.

You can use our Payment and Service Finder to help check if you’re eligible.

If you’re 24 or younger and a full time student or Australian Apprentice, read more about Youth Allowance for students and apprentices.

Page last updated: 16 October 2019