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. History of the Agreement with Germany


The Agreement between Australia and Germany was signed on 13 December 2000 and commenced on 1 January 2003.

The Agreement with Germany is a formal treaty under international law and is included in the SS(IntAgree)Act as Schedule 14.

The Supplementary Agreement on Social Security between Australia and Germany was signed on 9 February 2007 and commenced on 1 October 2008. The Supplementary Agreement avoids 'double coverage'. The Social Security Agreement signed by the Governments of Australia and Germany in 2000 remains unchanged.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 14 Germany

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