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Residence descriptions

You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. We explain how we define an Australian resident.

Newly arrived resident's waiting period

If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait to get payments or concession cards.

New Zealand citizens claiming payments in Australia

If you’re a New Zealander living in Australia you can get Centrelink payments if you meet eligibility.

  1. Moving to Australia
  2. Most useful information

Assurance of Support – Review for Assuree form (SU057)

Use this form to do your Assurance of Support review if you’re an assuree and get a payment from us. Only do this review if we’ve asked you to.

  1. Moving to Australia
  2. Migrating

Support for Ukrainian nationals in Australia

If you have been affected by the conflict in Ukraine, we can help you with payments and support while you’re in Australia.

Income from outside Australia

Income you get from outside Australia can count in your income test.

  1. Moving to Australia
  2. Most useful information

Assurance of Support Bank Guarantee Release form (SU631)

Use this form to apply to have an Assurance of Support Bank Guarantee released.

  1. Top payments
  2. Assurance of Support

Who can be an assurer for an Assurance of Support

To be eligible to become an assurer for an Assurance of Support you must meet certain criteria.

Exemptions to the newly arrived resident's waiting period

After you arrive in Australia, there can be a waiting period to get some of our payments and concessions. Find out if you may not have to wait this period.

  1. Top payments
  2. Assurance of Support

How to apply to give an Assurance of Support

Complete the following steps to apply to give an assurance of support.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021