Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Services for Australians: Social Welfare

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

Fax : +61 3 6222 2799

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
Effingerstrasse 20
CH-3003 Berne

Tel: +41 (0)31 322 90 11
Fax : +41 (0)31 322 7880