Information about Australian Resident Visa

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident you can visit, work and live in New Zealand. You do not need a visa before you travel to New Zealand. If you are an Australian permanent resident you will need an NZeTA.



All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Visit, live, work, and study in New Zealand.
  • Travel to New Zealand without first applying for a visa as long as you meet the character and entry permission requirements.

Things to note

  • Australian temporary residents are not eligible for this visa.
  • You can only apply for this visa when you arrive in New Zealand – you can’t apply for it before you travel.
  • If you leave New Zealand your resident visa will expire — you can apply for a variation of travel conditions to allow you travel without affecting your New Zealand residence status. 
  • If you are an Australian permanent resident you must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before you travel. You do not pay the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).

Information about NZeTA

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