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 Utilities Allowance if both of these apply:
- you’re getting your main payment
- your Utilities Allowance payday is within the first 6 weeks of your travel.
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.
Australia’s immigration department will tell us when you leave. They will also tell us when you return.