Australian New Zealanders

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Australian New Zealanders
Total population
62,712 (by birth, 2013 Census)
22,467 (by ancestry, 2013)
Regions with significant populations
Australian-born people by region
Auckland 19,593
Canterbury 8,520
Wellington 6,915
Waikato 6,096
Bay of Plenty 4,194
Otago 3,897

Australian New Zealanders refers to New Zealanders whose origins are in Australia, as well as Australian migrants and expatriates based in New Zealand.

According to the 2013 Census, there were 62,712 Australian-born people living in New Zealand, a slight decrease from 62,742 at the 2006 Census.[1]

Both Australia and New Zealand share historical, cultural and geographical connections, as well as being Commonwealth realms. Migration flows between the two countries have been constant and evenly throughout history from colonial times.

Australians in New Zealand are eligible for all WINZ payments.[citation needed] They become eligible for tertiary student allowances after two years and can apply for citizenship after three years.[2]

Notable Australian New Zealanders[edit]

  • Keisha Castle-Hughes, actress – born in Donnybrook, WA
  • Russel Norman, politician, former co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party – born in Brisbane
  • Matt Robson, politician – born in Brisbane
  • Michael Joseph Savage, 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (1935–40) – born in Tatong, Vic
  • Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1906–12, 1928–30) – born in Melbourne
  • Sonny Bill Williams, professional rugby union player and boxer – mother is half-Australian

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2013 Census totals by topic". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Dickison, Michael; Ansley, Greg (14 January 2013). "Australia: Kiwis struggling without a lifeline across the ditch". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 14 January 2013.