Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices

Who can get it

Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.

To get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice you must be one of the following:

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

You may stay on Youth Allowance after you turn 25 until you finish your course or apprenticeship. You must also:

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

If you’re 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.
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Page last updated: 20 March 2019