International social security agreements

Which countries have agreements with us

Australia has agreements with a number of countries to share responsibility for social security coverage.

You may be able to claim a Centrelink payment while you live overseas, if you live in an agreement country.

Read about the agreements in the table below.

Country Agreement
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Greece
Hungary
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Malta
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Northern Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
United States of America

The United Kingdom

The agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) ended on 1 March 2001.

Read more about claiming UK pensions, paying voluntary contributions and more on the following UK government websites:

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Page last updated: 6 May 2019