Who can get it

You need to meet eligibility requirements to get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

You can get the allowance if you’re getting ABSTUDY or ABSTUDY Pensioner Education Supplement and meet 1 of the following:

  • secondary student
  • tertiary student
  • master’s or doctorate student who doesn’t get Relocation Allowance.

You must also be studying full time and either:

Sometimes, someone other than you can get the allowance to travel.

Who can’t get it

You can’t get the allowance if you’re either:

  • an Australian Apprentice
  • getting ABSTUDY as a student, but don’t meet the criteria above.
Next: How much you can get

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: 19 January 2021