1.1.A.110 Australian residency test


To be eligible for PLP or DAPP a claimant must meet the 'Australian residency test'.

A person satisfies the Australian residency test on a day if on that day they are:

  • an Australian resident (1.1.A.120), or
  • an SCV holder residing in Australia, or
  • the holder of a visa determined by the Minister for the purposes of SSAct subparagraph 729(2)(f)(v), and either:
    • the person is in Australia, or
    • the person is temporarily absent (1.1.A.10) from Australia for not more than 6 weeks and the absence is an allowable absence in relation to special benefit within the meaning of Part 4.2 of that Act.

Act reference: PPLAct section 45 When a person satisfies the Australian residency test, section 46 Effect of absence from Australia on Australian residency test

Policy reference: PPL Guide 1.1.A.10 Absence from Australia, 2.2.4 PPL Scheme Australian Residency Test & Absences from Australia for PLP

Last reviewed: 6 November 2017