ABSTUDY Fares Allowance may cover the cost of an economy plane ticket.

You can get the allowance if any of the following apply:

  • there’s no train or bus you can take
  • the trip by train or bus is longer than the reasonable travelling time for a train or bus trip
  • you or the non-student traveller are sick or hurt and can’t take a train or bus
  • your train or bus would be overnight.

You can also get it if you’re a secondary school student and your public transport schedule means that you either:

  • start your trip before 7 am
  • finish your trip after 9 pm.
Page last updated: 3 March 2022.
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