Check the travel rules for your main payment while outside Australia to find out:
- if you can get your payment when you depart
- when and how to tell us about your travel plans.
If you’re eligible, you’ll get the Pension Supplement for up to 6 weeks at your current rate.
If you travel for more than 6 weeks, your Pension Supplement rate will reduce to the basic amount either:
- after 6 weeks if your travel is short term
- when you depart if you’re leaving to live in another country.
Learn about pension rates payable if you’re living outside Australia for more than 6 weeks.
Australia’s immigration department will tell us when you leave. They will also tell us when you return.
We’ll pay your pension differently if you live outside Australia on a permanent or long term basis.