Individuals and Travellers

Bringing your family or partners

​As an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may be able to sponsor your family to live in Australia.

An happy couple

On Friday 5 May 2017, the Government announced the introduction of the new temporary sponsored parent visa for parents of Australians during the 2017–18 Migration Programme year. The new visa will allow Australians to sponsor their parents to stay in Australia for up to five years at a time.

For more information see: Introducing the temporary sponsored parent visa

  • Partner category visa options

    If you wish to bring your partner to Australia, there are different types of partner visas available.

  • Child and adoption visa options

    If you wish to bring your child to Australia, there are different types of visa options available.

  • Parent category visa options

    If you wish to bring your parents to Australia, there are different types of parent visas available.

  • Family members

    Information about capping and queuing of family visas, processing priority changes, and children who are born to permanent residents of Australia.

  • Relative visa options

    If you wish to bring an older relative who is dependent on you or have a relative outside Australia whose only near relatives are living in Australia​.

  • Carer visa options

    If you or your family member has a long-term or permanent medical condition, there are visa options available u​nder the carer visa category.

  • Definitions

    Provides further information about meanings of the terms used in family visas.