Agreement with New Zealand

Australia has an agreement with New Zealand to share responsibility for social security coverage.

Under this agreement you may be able to claim a:

  • Centrelink payment if you live in Australia but are visiting New Zealand
  • Centrelink payment if you live in New Zealand
  • Centrelink payment if you live in New Zealand but are visiting Australia
  • payment from New Zealand if you’re in Australia
  • payment from New Zealand if you don’t meet the residence or social insurance rules and you’ve lived in Australia.

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Page last updated: 14 July 2022