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Australian Visa Update: New Zealand Citizens – Financial Assistance Clarified

by | Apr 5, 2020 | Migration

New Zealanders on 444 Visas

New Zealanders on Subclass 444 visas and who arrived before 26 February 2001 are eligible to access Australian welfare payments and the JobKeeper payment.

New Zealanders on Subclass 444 visas and who arrived after 2001 have access to the JobKeeper payment. Those who have lived in Australia for 10 years or more also have access to JobSeeker payments for six months.

The Government is advising those New Zealanders who are unable to support themselves through these provisions, work or family support should consider returning to New Zealand.

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