Working in New Zealand

​To work in New Zealand, you must have:

  • Citizenship of New Zealand or Australia or hold Australian residency; OR
  • A residence visa, work visa or variation of conditions which allows you to work on a student or visitor visa.

A good guide to living and working in New Zealand can be found at the New Zealand Now website

Contact the Immigration Department for more information on gaining a visa to work in New Zealand. 

It is important that you understand your rights as an employee in New Zealand - information on minimum employment rights is provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment administers the website, which is a must for all small business owners and managers and provides a wealth of information to help businesses in their day to day operations, information or legislation and compliance, useful tips and templates. Businesses are encouraged to subscribe to this website to receive monthly newsletters and take advantage of this knowledge base and share it with your employees and colleagues. 


Page reviewed: 26 Jul 2018 11:48am