Norfolk Island Reform

From mid-2015 Norfolk Island will cease self-government.

This measure will start on 1 July 2016.

Description of the measure

The Australian Government’s federal tax, social security, Medicare and other government services will extend to Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016.

For more information about Norfolk Island reforms visit the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure

All residents on Norfolk Island will be affected by the changes.

Am I eligible for this measure

Australian citizens on Norfolk Island and other nationals who become permanent residents following assessment by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This includes New Zealand nationals who are permanent residents of Norfolk Island.

The date this measure will start and finish

The measure will start on 1 July 2016 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 15 March 2016

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