Does your family qualify for the Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme?
If your child can’t go to their local government school, you could get help for the extra costs associated with them boarding away from home.
The Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme is a group of payments for parents and careers whose children can’t go to their local government school because they:
Your child also needs to meet living, age and study requirements.
In 2020 the payments available are:
Boarding allowance (up to $11,011 per year)
Distance education allowance ($4,278 per year)
You are geographically isolated if:
For more information and to check your eligibility please visit the Australian Government Human Services website.
Please note the information that has been provided was correct at the time of printing and is subject to change.