10.32.9.20 Australia to India & India to Australia

Moving between Australia & India

Australian benefits covered by the Agreement with India are portable indefinitely when the person travels between Australia and India.

Australia to India

People paid under the Agreement who leave Australia permanently to live in India will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate (10.32.8.20) as soon as they leave Australia.

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia and travel to India temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated under the inside Australia rate (10.32.8.40) for up to 26 weeks.

India to Australia

People who come to live in Australia from India and rely on the Agreement for an Australian benefit may have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate (10.32.8.40) 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 India and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated under the outside Australia rate (10.32.8.20) for up to 26 weeks. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated under the inside Australia rate (10.32.8.40).

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 31 Republic of India

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

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016