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, unless you’re travelling for an approved reason.
You may get Youth Allowance because of a residence exemption available to some New Zealand citizens. If you do and your payment stops while you’re overseas, you won’t get the exemption again when you return.
What the approved reasons are
To get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice while overseas, you must travel for an approved reason.
When and how to tell us about your travel
When you get Youth Allowance as a student or Australian Apprentice, you should always tell us if you’re leaving Australia.