ABSTUDY Fares Allowance
Helps with travel costs between your home and place of study if you get ABSTUDY and need to live away from home.
You can use ABSTUDY Fares Allowance to cover the costs of travel while you study.
You may get this if you’re 1 of the following types of students:
- secondary or primary student
- tertiary student
- masters or doctorate student who doesn’t get Relocation Allowance.
You can’t get it if you’re an Australian Apprentice.
If you get Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement, you may get a different type of Fares Allowance.
If you're from a boarding school or hostel, you should read about ABSTUDY Fares Allowance for boarding schools and hostels.
To get Fares Allowance you must be eligible for ABSTUDY. If you’re eligible we’ll pay the actual costs of travel.
Page last updated: 1 March 2021
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