Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carer payments

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Carer payments

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and you care for someone, you may be able to get:

ABSTUDY

This is a fortnightly payment if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who doesn’t get other government help.

You might be able to get this payment if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is studying or doing an apprenticeship.

Find out more and apply for ABSTUDY

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme

This is a payment to help with the extra study costs for your children.

You might be able to get this payment if your children can’t go to a state or public school because they:

  • live in an isolated area
  • have disability
  • have special health needs

Find out more and apply for Assistance for Isolated Children

Relocation Scholarship

This is a yearly payment to help you move to, or from, a remote or regional area to study.

You might be able to get this payment if you get ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance or Energy Supplement and need to move for higher education study.

Find out more and apply for a Relocation Scholarship

Student Start-Up Loan

This is a loan you can get up to twice a year to help you with the costs of study.

You might be able to get this payment if you get ABSTUDY, Austudy, Youth Allowance or Living Allowance.

Find out more and apply for a Student Start-up Loan