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Student support payments

Youth Allowance (for people aged 16 – 24 years) and Austudy (for those 25 years and over) provide financial assistance for Australian residents who are full-time students undertaking approved study and whose income and assets are within certain limits.

A waiting period applies for most newly arrived residents. Refugees and humanitarian entrants are exempt from this waiting period. For more information, contact Centrelink at

See also Chapter 10, Your Family

For more information please go to 

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