New Zealanders have been moving to Australia forever, but since mid-2022 and into early 2023, the exodus has been considerably higher. And with the New Zealand housing market being the slowest it’s been in 40 years, New Zealanders aren’t waiting to sell their homes before they make the move.
With Australia offering higher wages, lower rents and only four years until Australian citizenship. Australia’s grass is definitely looking greener!
The new direct pathway to Australian citizenship has been motivation for a lot of these Kiwis moving to OZ. You can read more about the new direct pathway to Australian citizenship in my post.
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On the 22nd of April 2023, Australia announced a new direct pathway to citizenship for eligible NZ citizens who have been living in Australia on a valid visa for 4 years immediately before the day they apply. They must not have been absent from Australia for more than 12 months in total in the past 4 years, including no more than 90 days in total in the 12 months immediately before applying.
The new law will apply to Kiwis on temporary, special category visas (SCV) who have arrived since 2001 and lived in Australia for four years and meet the standard criteria for citizenship – such as an English test, demonstrating “adequate knowledge” of Australia, and including character checks and intention to reside in Australia.
There is no income threshold or health check required.
If you’re looking at moving to Australia from New Zealand, you have just found all the information you need. We moved to Brisbane from Auckland over 15 years ago and wanted to share all the information we learnt with other New Zealanders. Learn from our mistakes and save yourself a lot of research time.
Find here all the information you need: set up an Australian bank account, foreign exchange, move your personal effects to Australia, schooling, real estate and hundreds of other pieces of useful information about Australia. Whether you are moving to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth, we are here to help.
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I’ve thoroughly researched your options to take your beloved pet safely to Australia with you. Below is a step-by-step guide outlining the eligibility and requirements for your cat or dog to move from New Zealand to Australia.
To move your pet to Australia from New Zealand, you will need to follow the guidelines set by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Cats and dogs coming to Australia from New Zealand do not require an import permit. There is no Australian post-entry quarantine period.
Moving is one of the most stressful things we do. Moving to Australia wants to make your move easier. Here you will find tips and advice on moving your personal effects to Australia from New Zealand that will help remove a lot of the stress from this process.