The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.
'Australia' includes the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Territory of Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.
Act reference:FAAct section 2A Norfolk Island, section 3(1)-'Australia'
Policy reference: FA Guide 2.1.2 Australian residence & portability
The Department of Social Services acknowledges the traditional country throughout Australia on which we gather, live, work and stand. We acknowledge all traditional custodians, their Elders past, present and emerging and we pay our respects to their continuing connection to their culture, community, land, sea and rivers.