While travelling outside Australia
To remain eligible for Remote Area Allowance while you are outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules for this payment.
There are rules about how long your Remote Area Allowance can be paid when you travel outside Australia.
Rules for Remote Area Allowance outside Australia
If you leave Australia to live in another country, your payment will stop on departure.
You will continue to be paid Remote Area Allowance for the first 8 weeks of any temporary absence from the remote area where you are living. This includes when you are travelling overseas.
Check your main payment type to find out whether you can be paid when you leave Australia and when you should tell us about your travel plans.
Read more about payments while outside Australia.
Page last updated: 13 May 2019