Clarification on the status of children born in Australia to parents with New Zealand citizenship

On 26 February 2001, a bilateral agreement between Australia and New Zealand came into effect changing the way New Zealanders can access social security and obtain Australian Citizenship. As there’s still little clear information publicly available on the topic, the key points included in this fact sheet are designed to provide the sector and community, clarity on entitlements, changes in legislation, and referral options.