Who can get it
To be eligible for Age Pension you must be 65 or older.
What your Age Pension age is
You need to be the qualifying age or older to get Age Pension. We call this your Age Pension age. We use your birthdate to determine your Age Pension age.
How Age Pension age increases
Age Pension age has been slowly increasing from 65 to 67 years. It’ll increase by 6 months every 2 years until Age Pension age is 67 on 1 July 2023. These increases only affect people born on or after 1 July 1952.
Read more about Age Pension age requirements on the Department of Social Services website.
|Your birthdate||Your Age Pension age||Date of Age Pension age change|
|1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953||65 years and 6 months||1 July 2017|
|1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955||66 years||1 July 2019|
|1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956||66 years and 6 months||1 July 2021|
|On or after 1 January 1957||67 years||1 July 2023|
Page last updated: 25 June 2019