1.1.E.230 External Territory

Usage

This definition applies to all payments.

Definition

For social security law purposes, Heard, McDonald, Ashmore, Cartier Islands, Coral Sea Islands and Australian Antarctic Territory are Australia's external Territories.

Note: Prior to 1 July 2016, Norfolk Island was an external Territory and not classed as part of Australia for social security purposes.

Note: This definition of external Territories does not apply to Part 5.5 of the SSAct in relation to departure prohibition orders.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'external Territory', section 1260 Meaning of Australia

Acts Interpretation Act 1901 section 2B Definitions

Last reviewed: 8 February 2021