If you’re a temporary resident on a visa, you will still need approval from the FIRB to buy property in Australia. This applies to visas such as the partnership visa, 457 work visa, temporary skills shortage visa or student visa, as you are still classified as a foreigner.
The only exception to this is if you are in a joint tenant agreement with an Australian in a spousal relationship.
New Zealand citizens on temporary visas are exempt from many of the rules other foreigners have to follow and are typically given the same rights as Australian home buyers. However, if buying property from outside the country, they may need to pay the foreign citizen stamp duty.