Information about Australian Resident Visa

Australian citizens and permanent residents can visit, work and live in New Zealand. You do not need a visa before travelling to New Zealand and will be granted a New Zealand resident visa on arrival.

Overview

Indefinite


All conditions

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. 
  • From 1 October 2019, if you are an Australian permanent resident you must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before you travel.

NZeTA

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