Travel outside Australia

If you leave Australia to live in another country, your Pensioner Education Supplement will stop on departure.

What the rules are

If you leave Australia to live in another country, your payment will stop on departure.

If you leave Australia on a temporary basis, you may continue getting your payment. But only for up to 6 weeks. Both of these must apply:

  • we continue to pay your main payment, such as Disability Support Pension or Carer Payment
  • you continue studying – for instance, during holidays or semester breaks.

We may pay you for more than 6 weeks if both of the following apply:

  • you’re studying outside Australia
  • your study is part of a full-time Australian course.

Read more about payments while outside Australia.

Page last updated: 17 January 2020