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Danish Pension in Australia

A Social Security Agreement between Australia and Denmark commenced on 1 January 2001. The agreement allows persons eligible for Old Age Pension, Anticipatory Pension (Invalidity) and/or Labour-market supplementary pension (ATP) from Denmark to receive their pension in Australia

The Social Security Agreement between Australia and Denmark is administered by Centrelink in Australia and by the Danish Pensions Agency in Denmark.


Claiming a Danish pension in Australia:

The pensions included in the agreement are:

  • Old Age Pension (Folkepension)
  • Anticipatory Pension (Invalidepension)
  • Labour market supplementary pension (ATP)

Australian citizens and Danish nationals who have accumulated periods of Danish residence after 1 April 1957 may be eligible for a Danish pension.

In order to find out whether or not you are eligible for a Danish pension, you must make a claim for Australian pension through Centrelink. Centrelink will then check if you are entitled to a Danish pension and send you the claims form for the Danish pension if you are eligible.


It is the International branch of Centrelink that administers the agreement.

Questions regarding Danish pension should be directed to the International branch of Centrelink. Their website can be found here.

Centrelink International Services contact details can be found here



Questions can also be directed to the Danish pensions authority 'Udbetaling Danmark.  Their website can be found in Danish here and English here


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