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.

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