Information about Australian Resident Visa

Australian citizens and permanent residents can visit, study, work and live in New Zealand. You won’t need to apply for a visa before travelling and can be granted a New Zealand resident visa when you arrive – as long as you meet our character and entry permission requirements when you get here.



All conditions

You can

  • Live, work, and study in New Zealand.

Things to note

  • Australian temporary residents aren’t 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. 

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