188.8.131.52 Austudy - Current Rates
This table shows the current maximum rates for Austudy in dollars per fortnight.
|Recipient Status||Are there dependent children (1.1.D.70)?||Rate|
|Special rate for long-term unemployed commencing full-time study (1.1.L.100)|
|Partnered||with or without dependent children||$499.90|
Austudy recipients may be eligible for the ES - a tax exempt supplementary payment for qualified recipients of income support payments.
These rates are indexed to changes in the CPI. The effective date of indexation is 1 January each year.
Timing of payments
Payments are made fortnightly in arrears.
Act reference: SSAct section 581 How to work out a person's austudy payment rate, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1192 Indexation of amounts, section 1193 Indexation factor, section 1194 Rounding off indexed amounts