British Pensions in Australia (BPiA) fights for the rights of many thousands of British expat pensioner members.

Enquiries and assistance: 1300 308 353   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


BPiA is an incorporated non profit volunteer association and a founder member of the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP).


BPiA represents Australian resident UK state pensioners who have paid into the mandatory UK National Insurance scheme in their working lives.


BPiA's primary mission is to force the UK Government to treat us fairly, equally and without discrimination, by recognising our right to parity with UK and many other international pensioners and annually indexing the UK pension to which we are entitled. See Pension Policies & Judgments for a full background explanation.



Have you ever worked in the UK?

BPiA will assist you to:

  • Discover whether you are entitled to the UK State pension, and if so, which one, depending on your date of birth
  • Determine whether you can make further voluntary contributions, Class 2 or Class 3, to make up any shortfall in the level of National Insurance (NI) contributions already achieved
  • Apply for a UK pension when you reach pension age or apply for a UK State pension if your application for it has been deferred beyond pension age.
  • Determine whether your spouse may also be entitled to some UK pension.
  • Apply for your UK pension to be uprated when traveling to some countries in which UK State pension uprating applies.
  • Apply for help to recover any private or public service pensions to which you might have contributed when working in the UK.
  • Understand the implication of Australian income tax on UK State pensions.
  • Book a hire car, if traveling overseas.

See FAQ for all you need to get started and to download UK State Pension application forms.

           BPiA: ABN 42 186 383 389  

  • Download and read the latest edition of our newsletter, FairPlay, for powerful talking points to lobby your MPs here and in the UK.
  • Click here to Download and read President Brian Owles' report for July 2019


Our PR agents in Westminster, Tendo Consulting, have prepared a summary of events over the last 12 months.  Progress is slow with the upheaval in the UK political system.  They do have a new Prime Minister but with the major shake-up of the Cabinet it will take some time to get the campaign moving again.

Click here to read the full account or go to News and Reports/Pensions in the Media, above.




To find out how YOU can benefit, click FAQ and see a list of practical actions to take NOW or read more at About BPiA.
We are working FOR you but we can't achieve our goals WITHOUT your help and financial contribution.


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