Meeting residence rules

To get Dad and Partner Pay you must meet residence rules.

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:

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.

Page last updated: 2 August 2022