ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance

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

Incidentals Allowance is a once a year payment. We pay it:

  • 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: 7 December 2023.
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