Where do I lodge my Adoption visa application?

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If your adopted child is outside Australia, the application for an Adoption visa (subclass 102) must be lodged at an Immigration office outside Australia. Your child must be outside Australia when the visa application is lodged and when the visa is granted.

If your adopted child is in Australia, the application for a Child visa (subclass 802) must be posted or couriered to the Perth office in Western Australia. Mark your application Attention: Child and Other Family Processing Centre. Your child must be in Australia when the visa application is lodged and when the visa is granted.