Domestic and international student definitions
Am I a domestic or international student?
You are an Australian domestic student if you are:
- an Australian citizen;
- an Australian permanent resident (holders of all categories of permanent residency visas, including humanitarian visas), or
- a New Zealand citizen.
You are an international student if you are:
- a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
- a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
- a resident or citizen of any other country.
If you are unsure whether you fit into any of the above categories you can get clarification from Department of Home Affairs.