ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance

A payment to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with the cost of starting or continuing study or training.

We pay the allowance in 1 instalment for any of the following:

  • when you start a course, apprenticeship or traineeship
  • up to 4 weeks before you return to study in the new year, if you’re continuing a course
  • at the start of each year you do your apprenticeship or traineeship.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021