Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices

Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.

Eligibility basics

  • 16 to 24 and doing a full time Australian Apprenticeship
  • 18 to 24 and studying full time
  • 16 to 17, studying full time and either independent or need to live away from home to study
  • 16 to 17, studying full time and have completed year 12 or equivalent.

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 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.

Page last updated: 17 January 2019