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.

1.1.A.10 Absence from Australia


For the purposes of PLP a person is absent from Australia (1.1.A.80) if they are outside of Australia.

The day a person departs Australia is counted as the first day of absence from Australia.

The day a person arrives back in Australia counts as a day in Australia.

Act reference: PPLAct section 45 When a person satisfies the Australian residency test, section 46 Effect of absence from Australia on Australian residency test

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.4.2 Absences from Australia for PLP

Last reviewed: