I'm a Canadian citizen traveling from YYC to MEL with 2 layovers one in LAX and one in AKL. In Canada when we travel to the states we do US customs/immigration in Canada because that section of the airport is considered the 'USA' so that way we technically enter domestically.
I'm curious if it's the same for Australia and New Zealand? And will I need to do AUS customs/immigration upon landing in Auckland? I only have 1.15 hours during my layover and am a little worried it won't be enough time to recheck my luggage and change terminals if that's the case.
I'm planning on staying in AUS for a year so I'm anticipating it won't be a quick in and out through immigration.
If anyone knows the answer please share and help ease my concerns, my flight still isn't for a month so I can try to make changes if it's necessary.