General Welfare & Support Services

Austudy and Youth Allowance

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Austudy

Financial help to full-time students and Australian Apprentices aged 25 years or more.

Eligibility basics

  • aged 25 years or more, and
  • studying full-time in an approved course at an approved educational institution, or
  • undertaking a full-time Australian Apprenticeship or traineeship

Youth Allowance

Financial help for people aged 16 to 24 years who are studying full time, undertaking a full time Australian Apprenticeship, training, looking for work or sick.

Eligibility basics

  • 16 to 21 years of age and looking for full time work or undertaking approved activities
  • 18 to 24 years of age and studying full time
  • 16 or 17 years of age and have completed year 12 or equivalent, or undertaking full time secondary study and need to live away from home in order to study, or are considered independent for Youth Allowance, or
  • 16 to 24 years of age and undertaking a full time Australian Apprenticeship