ABSTUDY Living Allowance

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

An increase to the rate of ABSTUDY was announced in the Budget, starting from 20 September 2023. It’s subject to legislation. We’ll let you know more soon.

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: 23 March 2023.
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