How much you can get

The amount of Austudy you get depends on how much you earn.

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We use an income test and an assets test to work out how much you can get.

Austudy is a taxable Centrelink payment. Read about paying tax on your payment.

Basic rates

This table shows the basic Austudy payment rates. These are the rates that apply to most people.

This table is a guide only.

Your situation Your maximum fortnightly payment
Single, no children $530.40
Single, with children $679.00
A couple, no children $530.40
A couple, with children $577.40

Other rates

We use different rates if you’ve been getting an income support payment long term before moving onto Austudy.

To get a different rate all of the following must apply. You:

  • must have been getting an income support payment that isn’t a student payment
  • have been getting this payment continuously for at least 26 of the last 39 weeks before starting your course of study
  • don’t have a dependent child.

The different rates may also apply if all of the following apply:

  • you don’t have a dependent child
  • English is not your first language
  • you're studying an English language course.

If you have a dependent child, please check the basic rates that apply to your situation.

Your situation Your maximum fortnightly payment
Single, no children $633.30
A couple, no children $577.40

Page last updated: 26 May 2022