Australian Permanent Residency
An Australian permanent resident (permanent resident) is the name given to a non-citizen who is the holder of a permanent visa. A permanent resident can live, work and study without restriction in Australia.
A permanent resident has most of the rights and entitlements of a citizen, however there are differences:
• A citizen has an automatic right of entry to Australia, however if a permanent
resident chooses to travel internationally, they need to ensure they have a
permanent visa with a valid travel authority if they wish to return to Australia as
a permanent resident.
• A citizen can vote in Australian Government elections. In most cases permanent
residents cannot, however if a permanent resident was enrolled to vote (as a
British subject) prior to 1984, they may remain eligible to vote
All services are subject to respective terms and conditions.