What is an Australian Resident?
That is a simple question, but maybe complex to answer, as there are a few different definitions.
Some say it is a person that is resident in Australia, ie: Living in Australia.
The Australian Tax Office have a definition for Australian Tax Resident, and that covers a wide range of people that spend time in Australia, no matter what their Nationality or visa status.
Centrelink define it as either:
- an Australian citizen
- a permanent residence visa holder
- a protected Special Category visa (SCV) holder.
So; One government department might say that they consider a short term (2 year) working visa holder as Australian Resident, for tax purposes, but another government department would state that the same person is NOT an Australian Resident.
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.