1.1.A.120 Australian resident

Definition

The term 'Australian resident' has the same meaning as in SSAct section 7.

An Australian resident is a person who:

  • resides in Australia, and
  • is one of the following:
    • an Australian citizen, or
    • the holder of a permanent visa, or
    • an SCV holder who is a protected SCV holder.

Note: From 1 January 2019, a NARWP applies to PLP and DAPP. There are a number of exemptions from the NARWP, and situations where a NARWP does not apply (2.2.4.30).

Act reference: PPLAct section 45 When a person satisfies the Australian residency test, section 31(6) Not eligible-newly arrived resident's waiting period (PLP), section 31A(1) to section 31A(1B) When person subject to newly arrived resident's waiting period (PLP), section 115CB(9) Not eligible-newly arrived resident's waiting period (DAPP), section 115CBA(1) to (1B) When person subject to newly arrived resident's waiting period (DAPP)

SSAct section 7(2) An Australian resident is a person…, section 7(3) In deciding for the purposes of this Act whether or not a person is residing in Australia…

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.4 PPL Scheme Australian Residency Test & Absences from Australia for PLP, 2.2.4.30 NARWP for PLP & DAPP

SS Guide 3.1.1.10 Residence Requirements

Last reviewed: 20 March 2019