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Youth allowance

Student payments

Many full-time students are eligible to receive Austudy or Youth Allowance payments whilst studying overseas. Contact Centrelink for further details.

Contact Centrelink

Main payments for students

  • Youth Allowance is an income support payment if you’re 16 to 24 and a full time student.
  • Austudy is the main income support payment if you’re 25 or older and a full time student.
  • ABSTUDY is financial help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
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