Introduction to Family Visas

Australia offers several visa options to reunite families. The Family Visa allows Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their loved ones. This visa facilitates bringing children, parents, siblings, and spouses to Australia, either temporarily or permanently. The benefits include access to Medicare, work and study rights, and five years of free travel.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a Family Visa, certain conditions must be met:

Family Visa Categories

Partner Visas

These permits enable partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to reside in Australia.

Parent Visas

Parents can stay temporarily or permanently with their children in Australia.

Child Visas

Children of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens can live indefinitely in Australia. This includes adopted children and orphan relatives.

Other Family Visas

These visas cater to aged dependent relatives, orphan relatives, remaining relatives, and carers.

How Settlers Migration & Education Can Help

Settlers Migration & Education is here to guide you through the Family Visa process. Australia is not just a top tourist spot but also a fantastic place to settle with family, offering career opportunities and quality education.

Why Choose Us?

Our team consists of licensed migration agents dedicated to making your migration journey smooth and cost-effective. We offer personalised solutions to meet your specific needs.

Client Testimonials

Our clients appreciate our professionalism and commitment. One client shared, “Settlers Migration & Education made the process of bringing my parents to Australia seamless and stress-free.”

Detailed Overview of Family Visa Subclasses

Partner Visa Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage

This visa is for those intending to marry their Australian partner. It allows a stay of nine months, during which the couple can get married and then apply for a Partner Visa.

Partner Visa Subclass 309 and 100

This visa permits the partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. It starts as a temporary visa (Subclass 309) and can lead to permanent residency (Subclass 100).

Aged Partner Visa Subclass 820 and 801

For older partners, this visa starts as a temporary visa (Subclass 820) and can transition to a permanent visa (Subclass 801).

Parent Visa Subclass 103

This visa permits parents to live in Australia with their child, who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

This visa is for aged parents who can stay permanently with their child in Australia.

Parent Visa Subclass 173

A temporary visa that allows parents to stay in Australia for up to two years.

Contributory Parent Visas (Subclasses 143, 884, 864)

These visas require a higher application fee but offer a faster processing time. They can be temporary or permanent, depending on the subclass.

Child Visa Subclass 101

This visa permits children to join their parent, who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, and live permanently in Australia.

Adoption Visa Subclass 102

For children adopted outside Australia by an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Orphan Relative Visas (Subclasses 117, 837)

These visas are for children whose parents are deceased or unable to care for them, allowing them to live in Australia with a relative.

Dependent Child Visa Subclass 445

This temporary visa is for children of a parent who holds a temporary partner visa.


Bringing your family to Australia is a significant step, and the Family Visa options provide a path to reunite with your loved ones. At Settlers Migration & Education, we are committed to making this journey as straightforward as possible. With our expertise, you can navigate the visa process confidently.

If you are ready to start your Family Visa application or need more information, contact us today. Our team is here to support you every step of the way.

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