Meeting residence rules
To get Parental Leave Pay you must meet residence rules.
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa, for example a partner provisional, interdependency or temporary protection visa.
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
Page last updated: 12 March 2020
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