Youth Allowance for job seekers

Financial help if you’re 21 or younger and looking for work, or temporarily unable to work.

To get this payment, you must be 16 to 21 and 1 of the following:

  • looking for full time work
  • studying part time and looking for work
  • temporarily unable to work.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

Read more about Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices if you’re both:

  • aged 24 or younger
  • a full time student or Australian Apprentice.

This may be better for your situation.

Page last updated: 22 April 2021