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

You’ll get the Coronavirus Supplement until 31 March 2021.

Your first payment in April may include a partial increase to your regular payment amount and a final Coronavirus Supplement payment. This applies if your reporting date is on or before 13 April 2021. You’ll only get the Coronavirus Supplement if you get at least $1 of your regular payment.

From 1 April 2021, the regular payment rate increased by $50 per fortnight.

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 from 1 April 2021

Single, no children

$512.50

Single, with children

$656.00

A couple, no children

$512.50

A couple, with children

$557.90

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 from 1 April 2021

Single, no children

$611.90

A couple, no children

$557.90

Next: How to claim

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

Page last updated: 1 April 2021