Studying by distance and online

You may get Fares Allowance to attend compulsory activities for your study.

This is if both:

This includes field excursions, practical teaching sessions or a hospital residency.


Aaron gets Austudy and is an online student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He lives with his partner in Melbourne. He must go to Brisbane for a compulsory residential unit. Aaron can claim Fares Allowance with proof to support his claim. Aaron can either ask us to pre-book his travel or he can claim a reimbursement after he’s travelled.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021