Travel outside Australia

There are rules about when you can get ABSTUDY when you travel outside Australia.

You should always tell us if you’re leaving Australia.

If you leave Australia to live in another country, your payment will stop when you depart.

If your travel is short term, your payment will stop when you depart. You may be eligible for short term payment if you’re travelling it must be for an approved reason. If not, your payment stops when you depart.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022