Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.
To get this you must be 1 of the following:
- 18 to 24 and studying full time
- 16 to 17, studying full time and either independent or needing to live away from home to study
- 16 to 17, studying full time and have completed year 12 or equivalent
- 16 to 24 and doing a full time Australian Apprenticeship.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
If you get a student payment from us, read more about students and trainees and coronavirus.
What you need to do
If you’re 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.
Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices you get. These are the maximum rates.
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices. Before you start, check if you can get it.
There may be 1 or more waiting periods that apply before you get your first student Youth Allowance payment.
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
Page last updated: 3 September 2020
This information was printed 18 January 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/youth-allowance-students-and-australian-apprentices. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.