Tertiary Access Payment – APPLY NOW!

Published: Monday, 15 April 2024


Are You?

  • An inner regional, outer regional or remote student
  • Relocating at least 90 minutes from the family home by public transport to commence a full-time higher-level tertiary education (Certificate IV or above)
  • Commencing study directly after finishing year 12 or equivalent with no gap year.

The Tertiary Access Payment is a one-off, means tested (combined parental income under $250,000) payment for inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote students commencing tertiary study in Semester 1 or Semester 2 in the year following year 12.

A payment of $3000 or up to $5000, is available to assist with the cost of relocation – start-up expenses, cost of living, direct costs of education or training and the cost of travelling home in semester breaks.

TAP can be paid in addition to Youth Allowance/ABSTUDY and the Relocation Scholarship.

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Application details:

If eligible, you can claim the Tertiary Access Payment from 1 January in your first year of tertiary study.

Applications are made through Services Australia - full details are available here.

Tertiary Access Payment Flyer

Tertiary Access Payment Fact Sheet