Residence rules

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

We’ve temporarily removed the newly arrived resident’s waiting period and qualifying residence period for Parenting Payment. This is due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more about changes to the newly arrived resident’s waiting period.

You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.

Page last updated: 7 August 2020