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.

Dropping a subject? About to stop studying? Let us know so you don’t get overpaid and have to pay back money. Read more about How to update your study details online.

What you need to do

  1. Check if you can get it.
  2. Follow the steps to claim.
  3. Report and keep your payment.
If you’re 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.

Page last updated: 23 December 2019