To be eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship, you must meet application criteria depending on your living situation in Australia.

You may fall into one of the below categories:

  • Migrant with permanent residence
  • New Zealand citizen living in Australia
  • Spouse or partner of an Australian citizen

If you do not currently hold Permanent Residency and would like to apply


To become an Australian Citizen, there are a number of requirements you need to meet in order to be eligible to apply.

Specific application criteria will depend on your Australian Residency, however, the below requirements are applicable to all applications.

  • You must be of good character
  • You must meet the general residence requirement
  • You must have an adequate knowledge of the responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship
  • You must intend to reside or maintain a close and continuing association with Australia.