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Immigration New Zealand (external link) (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing New Zealand immigration policies.

In general, you will need a visa if you wish to:

The Immigration New Zealand (external link) website provides comprehensive information in English about visa requirements when coming to New Zealand including information on:

Citizens and permanent residents of Australia

Citizens and permanent residents of Australia (who do not have certain criminal convictions) may visit, live and work in New Zealand indefinitely. Upon arrival, Australian citizens are exempted from the requirement to hold a permit and Australian permanent residents are granted a residence permit.

Please remember that you may stay in New Zealand until the date shown on the permit in your passport. If you remain in New Zealand after your permit expires then you may be arrested, removed and banned from returning to New Zealand for up to five years. Please make sure that you have a valid permit at all times while you are in New Zealand.

Enquiries about visas for New Zealand

New Zealand Visa Application Centre - Sydney
Level 6, 66 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Telephone: 1800 388 718

For email enquiries please use the Immigration New Zealand Knowledge Base to find the answer to your question: kb.immigration.govt.nz (external link) by typing in key words. If your question is still unanswered, you can quickly build a personal profile and submit your question through this link which will be answered by our Immigration Contact Centre (ICC) within three working days.  

Website: www.ttsnzvisa.com (external link)

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 0900-1600hrs AEST

Call centre hours:Monday to Friday  FREE0500-1700 AEST