Travel outside Australia
There are rules about how long your card remains current when you travel outside Australia.
What the rules are
If you or your foster child leave Australia to live in another country, your card will be cancelled on departure.
If your foster child leaves Australia on a temporary basis, your concession card will remain current for up to 6 weeks.
After 6 weeks, your card will be cancelled. You will need to reapply once your foster child returns to Australia.
When to tell us about your travel
You should tell us if either:
- you or your foster child are leaving to live in another country
- your foster child will be away for more than 6 weeks.
Otherwise you don't need to tell us about travel plans for you or your foster child. Australia's immigration department will advise us when you or your foster child leave and return.
Read more about payments while outside Australia.
Page last updated: 13 March 2020
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