If you leave Australia to live in another country, your allowance will stop when you depart.
If your travel is short term, you’ll get Remote Area Allowance for the first 8 weeks you’re away. But you must be getting your main payment. The 8 weeks starts when you leave the remote area where you live for travel both:
- in Australia
Check the 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.
Australia’s immigration department will tell us when you leave. They will also tell us when you return.