Definitions: 

 

The Balance-of Family Test:

The balance-of-family test measures your ties to Australia. You meet this requirement if either:

• at least half of your children live permanently in Australia

• more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

 

 

An eligible New Zealand citizen:

An eligible New Zealand citizen is a New Zealand citizen who was living in Australia on 26 February 2001 or for at least one year in the two years immediately before 26 February 2001.