Moving to Australia from New Zealand free advice and information
If you’re looking into moving to Australia from NZ, you have just found all the information you need. Free and up-to-date. Moving to Australia editor moved to Australia over 10 years ago and wanted to share the information with other kiwi's. Find here all the information you need: setting up bank accounts, foreign exchange, moving your personal effects to Australia, schooling, real estate and hundreds of other pieces of useful information about Australia. Whether you are moving to Brisbane, moving to the Gold Coast, moving to Sydney, moving to Melbourne or moving to Perth, moving to Australia is here to help.
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Moving to Australia's FAQ
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Yes! New Zealand citizens are allowed to remain indefinitely in Australia to live, work or study, as long as they remain NZ citizens, subject to health or character considerations. NZ citizens get granted a SCV (Special Category Visa) when they enter Australia... read more.
Unfortunately New Zealand permanent residency does not entitle you to a SCV (Special Category Visa), which NZ citizens automatically get granted when they enter Australia... read more.
Yes New Zealanders with permanent residency need a visa to work, study and live in Australia. Most New Zealand citizens can visit, live and work in Australia without applying for a tourist or work visa... read more.
Yes New Zealand citizens can study in Australia at an Australian tertiary institution. New Zealanders are also eligible to pay domestic fee instead of international fees... read more.
That depends… Under the SCV (Special Category Visa) New Zealanders are allowed to work and live in Australia indefinitely. They can live, work, study, purchase property and enjoy beautiful Australia... read more.
Flip yeah! Australian citizens are able to live, work or study in New Zealand. Australian citizens do not need a work visa to work in New Zealand. This is also the case if you are the holder of a current Australian permanent residence visa including a current Australian resident return visa... read more.
To be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship you must be living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years and have not been absent from Australia for more than 1 year total, or been living in Australia for 12 months as a permanent resident... read more.