Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and studying or an Australian Apprentice.
- 18 to 24 and studying full time, or
- 16 to 24 and doing a full time Australian Apprenticeship, or
- 16 to 17 and independent or needing to live away from home to study
What you need to do
In this section
Who can get it
Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
How much you can get
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance you get. These are the maximum rates.
How to claim
There are 6 steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and apprentices. Before you start, check if you can get it.
When you'll get your first payment
You can’t get your payment until we receive and assess your claim. There may be waiting periods that apply before you get your payment.
How to report and keep your payment
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
What other services are available
There are a range of other services to help you manage your Youth Allowance payment for students and Australian Apprentices, or get extra support.
What information is related
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Youth Allowance.