- 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
Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices you get. These are the maximum rates.
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices. Before you start, check if you can get it.
You can’t get your payment until we get and assess your claim. There may be waiting periods that apply before you get your payment.
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
There’s a range of services and extra support to help manage your Youth Allowance payment for students and Australian Apprentices.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices.
Page last updated: 30 May 2019