There are rules for when Rent Assistance can be paid when you are outside Australia
Meeting rules for Rent Assistance outside Australia
You must continue to meet the eligibility requirements for your main payment.
If you leave Australia to live in another country, your payment will stop on departure.
If you leave Australia temporarily, you may continue to get Rent Assistance. Bear in mind, you must still be:
- getting your main payment, and
- paying rent in Australia
Read more about payments while outside Australia.