10.24.8.20 Australia to Japan & Japan to Australia

Moving between Australia & Japan

Generally, benefits paid under the Agreement with Japan are portable indefinitely when the person travels between Australia and Japan.

Australia to Japan

People paid under the Agreement who leave Australia permanently and travel to Japan will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.24.7.20 as soon as they leave Australia.

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia and travel to Japan temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.24.7.50 for a period of up to 26 weeks. Once they have been in Japan for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.24.7.20.

Japan to Australia

People who come permanently to Australia from Japan and rely on the Agreement for an Australian benefit will have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.24.7.50 as soon as they arrive in Australia. The autonomous rate can be paid when they have 10 years of residence in Australia.

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Japan and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.24.7.20 for a period of up to 26 weeks. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.24.7.50.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 23 Japan

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1.1 Portability legislation, 7.1.2.20 Application of portability rules (portability table)

Last reviewed: 20 September 2017