When Am I Eligible For Age Pension?

To be eligible for the age pension you must be 65 years or older. The qualifying age will gradually increase by six months every two years, to 67 years by 1 July 2023. Therefore, the age you’ll be eligible to apply for the Age Pension will depend on the date you were born, as shown in the table below.

If You Were Born Between

You Qualify For Age Pension At Age

1st of July – 31st of December 1953

65 years and 6 months

1st of January 1954 – 30th of June 195

66 years

1st of July 1955 – 31st of December 1956

66 years and 6 months

From the 1st of January 1957

67 Years

 *Table taken from the Department of Human Services – 01/01/2019