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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.
To get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice while overseas, you must travel for an approved reason.
When you get Youth Allowance as a student or Australian Apprentice, you should always tell us if you’re leaving Australia.