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WA Student Assistance Payment

The Premier, Hon Roger Cook MLA, and the Minister for Education, Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA, announced the WA Student Assistance Payment. This State Government initiative offers a cost-of-living payment for every student in Western Australia to provide financial relief and assist families with their children’s schooling.

All Western Australian school students (Kindergarten to Year 12) currently enrolled in a public school, registered non-government school, or home-schooled, with a valid WA student number (WASN) are eligible to claim this payment from Monday 15 April 2024.

The Premier and Minister have written a letter to all parents and carers (attached) outlining the intent of this payment and recognising the cost-pressures that many families are experiencing. 

The WA Student Assistance Payment is available to claim within the ServiceWA app. More information about setting up the app and step-by-step instructional videos are available on The ServiceWA app is the fastest and most convenient way to claim the payment, however alternative claim methods will be available for those unable to access ServiceWA. More information is available at

The Department will process the payments of $150 for each Kindergarten and primary school student and $250 for each secondary student direct to the claimant. Claims must be submitted by the primary carer of the eligible student or if a student is claiming for themselves, be 18 years or over, or a recognised independent minor.

A statewide advertising campaign will launch on Tuesday 2 April to inform parents, carers and students of their eligibility and the information required to submit a claim during Term 2, Monday 15 April to Friday 28 June 2024. Details on eligibility requirements and how to claim is on our website Please note late applications will not be accepted.

A support line has been established for parents and carers to manage any enquiries regarding eligibility and how to claim. Parents and carers can call 1800 882 345 for support between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

We know that many families in our school communities are feeling cost-of-living pressures. This payment will assist with out-of-pocket school expenses for our students providing the support they need to focus on learning.

Please see the attached letter and information.

Letter from the Premier and Minister for Education to Parents