Family Visa to Australia

These visas include Parent visas and child visa.

  • Subclass 173 Contributory Parent Temporary Visa
  • Subclass 143 Contributory Parent Permanent Visa
  • Subclass 884 Contributory Aged Parent Temporary Visa
  • Subclass 864 Contributory Aged Parent Permanent Visa
  • Subclass 103 Parent Permanent Visa
  • Subclass 804 Aged Parent Permanent Visa
  • Subclass 114 and 838 Aged Dependent Relative Visa
  • Subclass 101 Child Visa

Child visa (subclass 101)

This is a permanent residence visa that allows a child who is outside Australia to come to Australia to live with their parents.

According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, you may be eligible if you are:

  • Applying outside Australia
  • Sponsored by an eligible parent

Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)

This visa lets older parents live permanently in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, you may be eligible if you:

  • Are in Australia
  • Are sponsored
  • Meet age requirements
  • Meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to wait in a queue before your visa can be approved

Parent visa (subclass 103)

The Parent visa (subclass 103) lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.​
Most applicants must be sponsored by their child. The sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years immediately before the application is lodged.

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • Are sponsored
  • Meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to wait in a queue before your visa can be decided.

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)

This visa lets older parents live in Australia for up to two years if they are the parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. You can apply separately for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 864) to stay in Australia permanently. ​

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • Are in Australia
  • Are sponsored
  • Meet age requirements
  • Meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to pay much higher visa application charges for faster processing.

Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent) visa (subclass 864)

The Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864) lets older parents live permanently in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. Most applicants need to be sponsored by their child. Your sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged.

You might be able to get this visa if you hold a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884), or you:

  • Are in Australia
  • Are sponsored
  • Meet age requirements
  • Meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to pay much higher visa application charges for faster processing.

Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

This visa lets parents live in Australia for up to two years if they are the parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, you may be eligible if you:

  • Are in Australia
  • Meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to pay much higher visa application charges for faster processing.

Contributory parent visa (subclass 143)

The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. Most applicants need to be sponsored by their child. Your sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged.

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • Are sponsored
  • Hold a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173)
  • Meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to pay much higher visa application charges for faster processing.