Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are studying an approved secondary course may get ABSTUDY. Primary school students under 14 years of age on 1 January in the year of study may also qualify. ABSTUDY provides money for:

·        accommodation - rent assistance, boarding fee supplements

·        expenses for fields trips or work placements that require travel away

·        fares for travel between your permanent home and the school at the beginning and end of term

·        living expenses

·        prescription medication

·        school fees, books, uniforms and other school costs.

Further information

·        visit www.centrelink.gov.au

·        call 13 2317 to speak to an Indigenous Contact Officer  or

·        visit a Centrelink Customer Service Centre