Age Pension: Your residential status

Are you an Australian Resident?

I’m an Australian Resident

You must be an Australian resident and in Australia on the day you apply for the Age Pension. You also need to have been an Australian resident for at least 10 years.

I’m not an Australian Resident

There are a few circumstances where you may still be eligible. Visit the Centrelink website to find out more.

Centrelink use the Asset test and the Income test to work out the pension payments you may receive. The tests are compared, and the one that results in the smaller pension payment is applied. Click the ‘Continue’ button to learn more.
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