ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for boarding schools and hostels

You have an important role in arranging travel to and from home for your ABSTUDY students.

ABSTUDY high school students living away from home and other approved travellers can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance. This ABSTUDY support helps with the costs of different types of trips between home and school during the term.

Boarding schools and hostels can either:

Your responsibilities

When you request ABSTUDY travel, you’re responsible for:

  • discussing student travel with their family
  • ensuring the student has a travel supervisor if they need one
  • ensuring the student has a Safe Travel Plan for the trip
  • helping the student safely complete their trip.

You also need to let students know about their responsibilities as ABSTUDY travellers.

Page last updated: 28 July 2022