Simplifying Student Payments – Update the reference to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification document for independence criteria and Relocation Scholarships (without grandfathering) - Budget 2016-17

This measure will ensure the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics geographic information will be used to assess eligibility for the Relocation Scholarship for students who move to or from regional and remote locations.

Information update: this measure will start on 1 July 2017.

Description of the measure

This measure will ensure the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics geographic information will be used to assess eligibility for the Relocation Scholarship for students who move to or from regional and remote locations.

This information will also be used to determine whether students from regional or remote areas meet specific independence criteria.

Questions and answers

Who is eligible for this measure

Certain independent Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY students who are:

  • required to live away from home to study, or
  • otherwise eligible for the Relocation Scholarship.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 January 2017 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017