New Zealand citizen's living in Australia on an SCV don't have the same rights as Australian citizens.
Zealanders who have moved to Australia or are planning on moving,
should look into how to become a Permanent Resident and then Citizen
because in the long run it’s better for your new life. Especially your
am not an immigration specialist and you still may need to contact one
for advice. However in saying that, I do know a lot of Kiwi’s who have
used the below to become an Australian Permanent Resident and then go
onto becoming an Australian Citizen.