Supervisors can get help to travel with you in certain circumstances.

This applies if you’re under 18, studying at secondary school and getting ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

Supervisors need to be 18 or over. They also must be 1 of the following:

  • your parent or guardian
  • a person from your local community
  • a representative from your school or hostel.

Keep in mind, if you’re younger than 12, you must travel with a supervisor.

If you’re 12 to 17, you should travel with a supervisor in any of these situations:

  • you’re travelling to your place of study for the first time
  • you’re taking more than 1 type of travel, for example a flight and a bus
  • you have a break in your trip, for example needing to take 2 flights with a wait between them
  • you’ll be travelling for more than 1 day
  • you’ve missed buses, flights or trains in the past
  • you need emotional or psychological support.

Your supervisor needs to look after you if the trip doesn’t go as planned. For example, if a bus gets cancelled they must stay with you until another one comes.

Supervisors can get a return trip from their home to your place of study or where you are travelling to. The supervisor can travel one way as long as they complete the supervision requirements. A supervisor can travel with you for all types of travel.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021.
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