How much you can get
The amount of Away from Base Assistance you can get depends on the costs involved in you attending the activity. It also depends on how the activity has been arranged.
If you’ll lose your regular source of income while doing an away from base activity, let us know. We may be able to pay you ABSTUDY Living Allowance for that time. Your regular source of income could be either:
- an income support payment
- a job where you must use leave without pay to attend the activity.
There are limits on the number of trips and the number of days you can get Away from Base Assistance.
You can claim Away from Base Assistance in different ways, depending on what you need to claim for. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 3 December 2020
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