You must meet the residence rules for each day of your Dad and Partner Pay period.
You must be living in Australia and have one of the following:
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa, such as a partner provisional or temporary protection visa.
Newly arrived residents may have to wait 2 years before getting this payment, with some exemptions. The 2 years needs to be before the start of your Dad and Partner Pay period. For example, if your Dad and Partner Pay period starts on 1 April 2022, you need to have waited 2 years before this. This means you need to have been in Australia as a resident since 1 April 2020 to qualify.