3.2.2 Residency requirements

Summary

To be eligible for the Scheme, a person must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Australian citizen

For the purposes of the Scheme, an Australian citizen is defined as a person who is an Australian citizen within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.

Permanent resident

For the purposes of the Scheme, a permanent resident is defined as a person who is a permanent resident within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act.

Act reference: NRSAct Part 2-2 Division 2 Entitlement to redress under the scheme

Australian Citizenship Act 2007

Policy reference: Redress Guide 3.2 When is a person eligible for redress?

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019