Tertiary Access Payment

A payment to help students with the cost of moving from regional or remote areas for tertiary study.

The Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) is a one off payment of up to $5,000. It’s to help eligible students with the cost of moving to study. This is for study after you’ve finished year 12 or equivalent.

To get the payment you need to meet some rules. These include:

  • moving from a regional or remote area for tertiary study
  • starting tertiary study in the year after finishing year 12 or equivalent.

Regional areas are places that aren’t in or near a major city. You can check if your family home is in a regional or remote area using the Student Regional Area Search.

You can claim this payment in your first year of tertiary study only.

Read more about who can get it.

Page last updated: 17 November 2022