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.
What you need to do
If you’re 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.
Who can get it
Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
How much you can get
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices you get. These are the maximum rates.
How to claim
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices. Before you start, check if you can get it.
When you'll get your first payment
There may be one or more waiting periods that apply before you get your first student Youth Allowance payment.
How to report and manage your payment
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.