On the day you claim Parenting Payment you must be an Australian resident, and in Australia.
Newly arrived residents generally have to wait 2 or 4 years before getting this payment, with some exemptions.
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait to get payments or concession cards.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
Page last updated: 7 February 2019