Youth Allowance

Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice, or 21 or younger and looking for work.

Eligibility basics

  • 16 to 21 and looking for full time work
  • 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.

If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment in June.

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This information was printed Monday 27 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/youth-allowance It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 1 May 2019