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.

Example

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