Family Migration Visas

As an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may be able to sponsor your family (partner, child, parent or a relative) to live in Australia.

Family Migration Visas

Partner or Spouse Visas

Partner or Spouse Visas

This visa is for an applicant who has a spouse or partner who is an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Child or Adopted Child Visas

Child or Adopted Child Visas

This visa is for an applicant who has a parent who is an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Parent Visas

Parent Visas

This visa is for an applicant who has a child who is an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Other Dependent Family Visas

Other Dependent Family Visas

This visa for an aged dependent relative, a remaining relative or a Carer of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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Partner or Spouse Visas

Partner Subclass 309

Partner Subclass 309 Visa

This visa lets a spouse or a partner of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia temporarily.

Partner Subclass 100

Partner Subclass 100 Visa

This visa allows a spouse or partner who has Subclass 309 visa to stay permanently in Australia.

Partner Subclass 820

Partner Subclass 820 Visa

This visa lets a spouse or a partner of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to stay in Australia temporarily.

Partner Subclass 801

Partner Subclass 801 Visa

This visa allows a spouse or partner who has Subclass 820 visa to stay permanently in Australia.

Prospective Partner Subclass 300

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa

This visas lets a spouse or partner outside Australia to join their Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident partner to marry.

NZ Citizen Family Subclass 461

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Subclass 461 Visa

These visa lets a spouse or partner of New Zealand Citizen who is resident in Australia, to live with their  partner in Australia.

Child or Adopted Child Visas

Child Subclass 101

Child Subclass 101 Visa

These visas lets a child outside Australia to live with their Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident parent in Australia.

Child Subclass 802

Child Subclass 802 Visa

These visas lets a child inside Australia to live with their Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident parent in Australia.

Adoption Subclass 102

Child Adoption Subclass 102 Visa

These visas lets a child adopted outside Australia by an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia.

Orphan Relative Subclass 117

Orphan Relative Subclass 117 Visa

This visa lets a child come to Australia to live with a relative if their parents are dead, unable to care for them or can't be found.

Orphan Relative Subclass 837

Orphan Relative Subclass 837 Visa

This visa lets a child stay in Australia with a relative if their parents are dead, unable to care for them or can't be found.

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Parent or Contributory Parent Visas

Parent Subclass 103

Parent Subclass 103 Visa

This visa allows a parent of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia permanently.

Aged Parent Subclass 804

Aged Parent Subclass 804 Visa

This visa allows an aged parent of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to stay in Australia permanently.

Contributory Parent Subclass 173

Contributory Parent Subclass 173 Visa

This visa allows a parent of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia temporarily.

Contributory Parent Subclass 143

Contributory Parent Subclass 143 Visa

This visa allows a parent of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia permanently.

Contributory Aged Parent Subclass 884

Contributory Aged Parent Subclass 884 Visa

This visa allows a parent of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia permanently.

Contributory Aged Parent Subclass 864

Contributory Aged Parent Subclass 864 Visa

This visa allows a parent of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia permanently.

Other Dependent Relative Visas

Aged Dependent Relative Subclass 114

Aged Dependent Relative Subclass 114 Visa

This visa allows an aged dependent relative of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to move to Australia permanently.

Aged Dependent Relative Subclass 838

Aged Dependent Relative Subclass 838 Visa

This visa allows an aged dependent relative of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to stay in Australia permanently.

Remaining Relative Subclass 115

Remaining Relative Subclass 115 Visa

This permanent visa lets people move to Australia to be with their only close family members.

Remaining Relative Subclass 835

Remaining Relative Subclass 835 Visa

This permanent visa lets people stay in Australia to be with their only close family members.

Carer Subclass 116

Carer Subclass 116 Visa

This permanent visa lets you move to Australia to care for someone with a long-term medical condition.

Carer Subclass 836

Carer Subclass 836 Visa

This permanent visa lets you stay in Australia to care for someone with a long-term medical condition.

Family Migration Planning Level 2021 - 22

The family stream of the Migration Program provides for the migration of immediate family members of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens. Family members admitted under this stream include partners or fiancés, dependent children, parents, orphan relatives, aged dependent relatives and carers. Family stream migrants must be sponsored by an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. There is no skills test or language requirement for family migration as there is for skilled migrants, however applicants must meet the necessary health and character requirements.

The family stream comprises four main categories:
1. Partner, which includes spouses, de facto partners (including same-sex partners), and fiancés.
2. Child, including the dependent child or step-child of the sponsor, a child adopted from overseas, and orphan relatives (a child under the age of 18, not married or in a de facto relationship, who cannot be cared for by his or her parents).
3. Parent, and
4. Other Family, including aged dependent relative, remaining relative and carer categories.

Number of places allocated for each category for the year 2021-2022
Partner: 72,300
Parent: 4,500
Other Family: 500
Special Eligibility: 100
Child (estimate; not subject to a ceiling): 3,000