Residence rules

On the day you claim Parenting Payment you must be an Australian resident, and in Australia.

If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you usually have to wait to get this payment. We’ve temporarily removed this newly arrived resident’s waiting period for Parenting Payment until 31 December 2020. This is due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

You must continue to meet the residence rules to keep getting this payment.

Page last updated: 22 October 2020