I am certain that I do not have Australian citizenship. My parents became citizens in 1977 and my two younger brothers gained citizenship automatically because they were under 16 years of age. I was over 16 at the time and had gone bush to work. According to all the information that I can find, I do not qualify for automatic citizenship. What I can't seem to clarify, is if I qualify for automatic permanent residency.
Hi I arrived in Australia in 1970 with my parents and brothers as 10 pound poms. I would like to know if I have permanent residency status. I have never applied for it, as I always assumed it was automatic. I have voted in every election since 1978, have bought and sold property although not recently, have a driver's license etc. I just never got around to applying for citizenship, although I want to remedy that now. To do that, I believe that I have to prove permanent residency.