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As an Australian citizen being paid a single person Australian govt. age pension I would like some advice regarding the situation when bringing my partner from overseas initially on a tourist visa then applying for Partner visa.

Will I need to advise Centrelink that I have a partner while she is still a tourist or only after she has applied for a Partner visa?

Thanks for any advice.
 

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I treat it as per the visa they hold at the time.

I would say when on a Visitor Visa, the same would apply till not on a Visitor Visa. So BVA would be under Visitor Visa conditions.

But its a guess.
 

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Once you are with a partner either married or de facto you need to tell Centrelink as soon as there is a change in circumstances. It doesn't matter what visa they are on or if they are in or out of Australia.

A friend of mine she told Centrelink as soon as she was married and her husband was not even in Australia. They did end up paying her the single rate even though she was married.
 

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As an Australian citizen being paid a single person Australian govt. age pension I would like some advice regarding the situation when bringing my partner from overseas initially on a tourist visa then applying for Partner visa.

Will I need to advise Centrelink that I have a partner while she is still a tourist or only after she has applied for a Partner visa?

Thanks for any advice.
If you are living with someone as man and wife (partner) then Centrelink pay the partner rate.

You can claim hardship and some people still get the single rate. But not everyone. You apply for a section 24 exemption.

You will need to ask at Centrelink. They advised me to apply, so I did, and was rejected, which did not surprise me. It does show that Centrelink staff get things wrong at times. This was before the 820 application, on the PMV visa.

It is part of Centrelink rules that you notify them of a change in relationship. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/your-relationship-status

If you claim you are not in a relationship for any period (no matter what visa), then Immigration can use that information in assessing your visa application.
 

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Ours the kids (hers) they counted as my dependants, but my Partner not while on Visitor Visa.

My Partner only changed when we got 820 in relation to Centerlink - we did not claim any money from Centerlink but needed to be registered, not sure if that makes a difference.
 
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