Australian citizens do not need a visa to visit New Zealand. Australians are deemed to hold resident status on arrival. This means that they can visit, live, and work in New Zealand without obtaining a visa.
If you are traveling to New Zealand from Australia and you are not Australian, whether you need a visa depends on your nationality. From October 2019, Australian permanent residents only will be required to pre-register an Electronic Travel Authorization before traveling to New Zealand (but not to pay the associated tourist levy).