Students or Australian Apprentices in custody

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and apprentices in lawful custody, such as a remand centre, may get ABSTUDY payments.

Being in lawful custody can mean in a correctional institution, remand centre or youth training centre. 

If you’re eligible for ABSTUDY, and are a student or Australian Apprentice, we have the following payments:

To be eligible, you’ll need to be in lawful custody for more than 2 weeks.

Usually, your correctional institution applies on your behalf.

Page last updated: 24 January 2022