Travel outside Australia

The travel rules of your main payment affect if you get Pension Supplement when you travel outside Australia.

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.

Page last updated: 29 June 2023.
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