Specific forms you need to complete if you want to claim a Centrelink payment or apply for a Child Support assessment while you are living outside Australia.
Centrelink claim forms
Australia has formal social security agreements with some countries that allow you to claim a Centrelink payment while you are living in an agreement country. Claims for Australian Centrelink payments cannot be submitted if you live in a non-agreement country.
To ensure that you are paid from the earliest possible date, call our international phone numbers to register your intent to claim. If you cannot call us yourself, someone else can call us to register your intent to claim on your behalf.
Then download, complete and return the relevant claim form to Centrelink or your local pension fund or social security office.
- Additional Income and assets form (MODIA)
- Assessment for Carer Payment form (AUS156)
- Authorising a person or organisation to enquire or act on your behalf form (AUS221)
- Certification of location in a country with which Australia has a social security agreement form (AUS172)
- Claim for Australian Pension from an agreement country form (AUS140)
- Confirmation of Relationship outside Australia form (AUS202)
- Health Professional Assessment for Carer Payment form (AUS156A)
- International bank account forms (AUS178)
- Life Certificate form (AUS061)
- Partner details form (AUS174)
- Real estate details (Greece) form (AUS201EL)
- Relationship details - outside Australia form (AUS203)
- Request for information form (AUS168)
- Treating Doctor's Report - outside Australia form (AUS109)
- Verification of working life residence in Australia form (AUS027)
- Work Capacity - Customer information form (AUS142)
If you live outside Australia, excluding New Zealand and have a child support assessment you should download and complete the International application for an Australian child support assessment form (CS1665).
Different rules apply for child support if you’re living in New Zealand. There are specific child support arrangements between Australia and New Zealand. Contact New Zealand Inland Revenue via their website for more information.
For assistance, please call Child Support on our international phone numbers.