Who can get Partner Allowance

There are several things that determine if you can get Partner Allowance.

The amount you get depends on:

  • your personal circumstances
  • your income and assets
  • information you give us, such as:
  • if you're part of a couple
  • your living arrangements
  • where you live
  • your residency status - if you're new to Australia, check if waiting times apply
  • if you're paid under an International Social Security Agreement
  • other payments you or your partner get
  • tax exemptions
  • whether you need to pay tax on your Centrelink payment
  • holidays
  • moving permanently outside Australia
  • going to jail
  • how many dependent children you have

Dependent children under 6

If you care for dependent children under 6, you may get Parenting Payment.

If you’re eligible, you must transfer from Partner Allowance to Parenting Payment.

Page last updated: 6 February 2018