Social Welfare (including Pensions)
Australia signed a reciprocal Social Security Agreement with Switzerland in 2006. Under the agreement the pension rights of people who move between Australia and Switzerland are recognised in both countries.
To ascertain whether you are eligible for an Australian pension, or to seek information about payments overseas, please contact the Centrelink office in Hobart, Tasmania at the following address:
Centrelink International Services
G.P.O. Box 273
Hobart, TAS, 7001
Please note that Centrelink does not provide information about taxation for persons resident outside Australia.
For information concerning Swiss benefits and entitlements for Australian Citizens, please contact the Swiss authorities at the following address:
The Federal Social Insurance Office
Tel: +41 (0)31 322 90 11
Fax : +41 (0)31 322 7880