Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.
- 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
If you’re 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.
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 for students and Australian Apprentices you get. These are the maximum rates.
How to claim
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian 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 get and assess your claim. There may be waiting periods that apply before you get your payment.
How to report and manage 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’s a range of services and extra support to help manage your Youth Allowance payment for students and Australian Apprentices.
What information relates
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Youth Allowance.