Residence rules

You must meet residence rules to get Dad and Partner Pay.

You must be living in Australia and have 1 of the following:

Newly arrived residents may have to wait 2 years before getting this payment, with some exemptions. The 2 years needs to be before your Dad and Partner Pay period starts.

You must continue to meet the residence rules for each day of your Dad and Partner Pay period.

Page last updated: 3 March 2021