Special Category visa (subclass 444)

Permanent Resident and Citizenship for New Zealanders living in Australia

What you need to do to become an Australian citizen depends on when you arrived:

Some NZ citizens in Australia may be eligible for the JobKeeper payments. Eligible visa holders are:
  • Special Category (Subclass 444) Visa holders as at 1 March 2020. You must also be a resident for Australian tax purposes on 1 March 2020.
  • Full details here.