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 the Republic of North Macedonia


The Agreement between Australia and the Republic of North Macedonia was signed on the 26 October 2009 and commenced operating on 1 April 2011.

The Agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia is a formal treaty under international law and is included in the SS(IntAgree)Act as Schedule 26.

Australia established diplomatic relations with the Republic of North Macedonia in 1995, some 4 years after it gained independence from the former Yugoslavia.

From 1993 onwards, Australia used the provisional reference of 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', as was adopted by the United Nations. In 2019, the country officially changed it's name to the Republic of North Macedonia. Official references to the country since 2019 reflect this change.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 26 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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