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For Centrelink payments and services, you can call our multilingual phone service.
If you or your child leave Australia to live in another country, your payment will stop when you depart.
If you or your child travel for a short term, you’ll get your payment for up to 6 weeks, but you must continue getting Family Tax Benefit Part A.
Check the travel rules for Family Tax Benefit to find out:
- if you can get your payment when you depart
- when and how to tell us about your travel plans.
Australia’s immigration department will tell us when you or your child leave. They will also tell us when you or your child return.
To get your payment or concession card while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules at all times.