Information for New Zealanders living in Australia

Oz Kiwi winding up

01 June 2024

Some news from us…

After 11 years of hard mahi / work by our volunteers Oz Kiwi will cease on 30 June 2024. Our website and Facebook page will remain live so you can access information.

There is now a fair and affordable pathway to Australian citizenship by conferral for New Zealanders living in Australia. Thanks to the Albanese Labor Government and our Champions on both sides of the Tasman.


You can honour Oz Kiwi’s work by applying for citizenship in the country you call home. The Special Category Visa (SCV) is only considered a permanent visa for citizenship purposes. In all other regards it is still a temporary visa, so you have no safety net. You may not want it but one day you may need it. You could have a disabled child or a workplace accident, you or your child might want to study at tertiary level.

History of Oz Kiwi

We have created a timeline of our achievements and hurdles we had to overcome. From coming together in 2013 to form the Facebook group, our petition being tabled in Parliament in 2015, and other key milestones that helped achieve our mission – a fair and affordable pathway to Australian citizenship.