Updated April 2012
Youth Allowance can assist you if you are a young person who is studying, undertaking training or an Australian Apprenticeship, looking for work, or sick.
Full details of Youth Allowance conditions, payments and claims and other relevant information.
You may be eligible for Youth Allowance if you are:
*You may be eligible for Youth Allowance if you are 16-17 years old and studying full time (or 15 in certain circumstances) if you:
If you are studying full-time, planning to study full-time in the future, or undertaking a full-time apprenticeship or traineeship you can make a claim for payment by phoning Centrelink on 13 24 90 or online ( up to 13 weeks before you start your course or apprenticeship).
If you are looking for work you will need to register an intent to claim by phoning Centrelink on 13 24 90, visiting any Centrelink Customer Service Centre, or getting someone else to phone Centrelink for you