New International Social Security Agreements
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA and SERBIA
Two new social security agreements, one with Bosnia-Herzegovina and one with the Republic of Serbia, were announced in the 2021-22 Budget.
These agreements will assist people to qualify for, claim, and be paid retirement pensions from both Australia and the relevant agreement partner country they may not otherwise be able to access. The agreements will also contain double coverage superannuation provisions for temporarily seconded workers.
On 20 January 2023, the Social Security Agreement with the Republic of Serbia was signed in Belgrade. The Agreement was signed for Australia by His Excellency Mr Daniel Emery, Australian Ambassador to Serbia, and for the Republic of Serbia by Mr Nikola Selakovic, Serbian Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs.
The Social Security Agreement with the Republic of Serbia will commence once the relevant treaty, legislative and administrative processes have been completed by both countries. This page will be updated with commencement details once these processes are complete.
For further information, please see the following pages:
- Social Security Agreement between Australia and Serbia
- Australia and Serbia – Frequently Asked Questions
Negotiations for the Social Security Agreement with Bosnia-Herzegovina are ongoing. The Agreement will commence once both countries have approved the text of the Agreement and completed all relevant treaty, legislative and administrative processes.
This page will be updated with commencement details for the agreement, pending completion of all required processes.