ABSTUDY Living Allowance

A fortnightly payment to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with living costs while studying or training.

We pay ABSTUDY Living Allowance as a fortnightly payment to eligible secondary, tertiary, masters and doctorate students and Australian Apprentices.

You’ll need to be studying a full time or an approved concessional study load.

The amount we pay will depend on the type of student or apprentice you are and your circumstances.

Read about who can get it.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022