Travel outside Australia
There are rules about how long we can pay your Pension Supplement when you travel outside Australia.
What the rules are
There may be changes that can affect your Pension Supplement. Read more about Updates - Stopping the Pension Supplement (2016-17 Budget) on the Department of Social Services website.
Read more about payments while outside Australia.
When you leave
Your Pension Supplement rate won’t change if you travel outside Australia temporarily for less than 6 weeks.
If we can pay you for over 6 weeks, your Pension Supplement will reduce to the Pension Supplement Basic Amount. This is either:
- after 6 weeks if you’re leaving temporarily
- on departure from Australia if you’re leaving to live in another country.
Read more about pension rates payable if you’re living outside Australia or overseas for longer than 6 weeks.
We’ll pay your pension differently if you live outside Australia on a permanent or long term basis.
Page last updated: 31 August 2020
This information was printed 9 September 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pension-supplement/how-manage-your-payment/travel-outside-australia. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.