How much you can get

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

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

Basic rates

Your maximum payment rate each fortnight includes Austudy and the Coronavirus Supplement.

The Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight is available until 24 September 2020. It’s been extended until 31 December 2020 at a rate of $250 per fortnight.

Your payment will change back to only Austudy when the supplement stops.

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

Your situation Your maximum fortnightly payment until 24 September 2020 Your maximum fortnightly payment from 25 September 2020
Single, no children $1,012.50 includes:
  • $462.50 Austudy
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.

$712.50 includes:

  • $462.50 Austudy
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
Single, with children $1,156 includes:
  • $606 Austudy
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.

$856 includes:

  • $606 Austudy
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
In a couple, no children $1,012.50 includes:
  • $462.50 Austudy
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.

$712.50 includes:

  • $462.50 Austudy
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
In a couple, with children $1,057.90 includes:
  • $507.90 Austudy
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.

$757.90 includes:

  • $507.90 Austudy
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.

Other rates

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

To get the 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 for at least 26 of the last 39 weeks before starting your course of study
  • don’t have a dependent child.

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

Your situation Your maximum fortnightly payment until 24 September 2020 Your maximum fortnightly payment from 25 September 2020
Single, no children $1,111.90 includes:
  • $561.90 Austudy
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.

$811.90 includes:

  • $561.90 Austudy
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
In a couple, no children $1,057.90 includes:
  • $507.90 Austudy
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.

$757.90 includes:

  • $507.90 Austudy
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
Next: How to claim

Complete the following steps to claim Austudy. Before you start, check if you can get it.

Page last updated: 3 September 2020