ABSTUDY helps with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians undertaking study in an accredited training organisation. It is administered by the Australian Government Department of Human Services. The funding is subject to application and family circumstances. If eligible, ABSTUDY can assist with payments for:

  • ABSTUDY incidental allowance
  • Rental assistance
  • Living expenses
  • Travel costs to places of study each term or semester if studying away from home.

For further information about ABSTUDY visit: humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/abstudy

It is a Developing Artist’s individual responsibility to contact ABSTUDY and communicate with them. However, NAISDA’s Developing Artist Support Officers are able to assist with advice or problems.

Developing Artist Support Team

Adelle Grogan: das@naisda.com.au

Phone: 1800 117 116 (freecall)  or 02 4340 3100