Information for New Zealanders living in Australia

Moving to Australia

Air New Zealand plane (Photo: Star Alliance).
Air New Zealand plane (Photo: Star Alliance).

Know your rights and entitlements before moving to Australia

22 April 2023

Most New Zealanders do not need to apply for a visa to visit or work in Australia. The Special Category Visa is automatically granted uopn entering Australia, subject to meeting the health and character requirements.

In April 2023 the Albanese Labor Government announced a direct citizenship pathway for non-protected Special Category Visa-holders.

Find out more about travelling or moving to Australia.

You can also read the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Living in Australia information.


New Zealanders rights in Australia


Your options for Australian citizenship