People Income Managed under the VWPR Measure


A person is subject to income management under the VWPR Measure if:

  • at the test time, the person is an eligible recipient of a category H welfare payment,
  • the person's usual place of residence is within a specified income management state, territory or area,
  • the person is deemed to be a VWPR,
  • if the person has a payment nominee, the nominee is not an excluded payment nominee, and
  • the person is not subject to income management under the Cape York, Supporting People at Risk or Child Protection Measures.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123UGA(1) Vulnerable welfare payment recipients

Policy reference: SS Guide 11.4.2 Identification of a VWPR, Trigger payments for income management, Excluded Part 3B payment nominees under income management, 11.2 Cape York initiative, 11.9 Supporting People at Risk measure, 11.3 Child Protection Measure

Specified states, territories & areas for the VWPR Measure

The following areas are specified income management areas under the VWPR Measure:

State/Territory Income managed area
Northern Territory Whole of the Northern Territory
South Australia
  • Playford
  • The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands (as defined by the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA)
  • Ceduna and the surrounding region.
New South Wales Bankstown
Queensland Rockhampton, Livingston and Logan
Victoria Greater Shepparton
Western Australia
  • The Ngaanyatjarra Lands (the shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and the community of Kiwirrkurra, in the shire of East Pilbara)
  • Laverton Shire
Last reviewed: 21 March 2016