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  • Bilateral agreements and super

    Bilateral social security agreements are international agreements Australia has entered into with certain countries. These agreements address the issue of 'double superannuation coverage' which happens if you work overseas temporarily for your Australian employer and super guarantee contributions (or equivalent) must be paid in Australia as well as in the country you are working in.

    You or your employer do not have to pay super guarantee contributions (or equivalent) in the other country if all of the following apply:

    • the country has a bilateral social security agreement with Australia
    • you remain covered in Australia by the super guarantee law
    • your employer has obtained a certificate of coverage from us.

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      Last modified: 06 Feb 2018QC 19821