Australia is a prime destination for students and professionals due to its rich culture, diverse geography, and myriad opportunities. When a family member secures a job in Australia, the family visa system provides a way for relatives to join them.

Eligibility for Family Visas

Family visas are available for partners, parents, and other relatives of Australian residents with valid work permits. New Zealand citizens residing in Australia can also apply for these visas for their family members. To apply, it’s essential to provide proof of the relationship and specify whether the visa is for temporary or permanent residency. Below are the different categories of family visas and the process to obtain them:

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461)

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa allows New Zealand citizens in Australia to bring their family members, including partners and other relatives. This visa category supports family reunification under certain conditions.

Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115)

The Remaining Relative Visa Subclass 115 enables Australian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their last remaining relatives to come to Australia. This visa category is designed to ensure family unity when all other close relatives are already living in Australia.

Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 835)

Similar to Subclass 115, the Subclass 835 is for remaining relatives of Australian citizens or permanent residents. This visa is applied for by the relative already residing in Australia on behalf of their family members abroad, ensuring they can join them.

Carer Visa (Subclass 116)

The Carer Visa Subclass 116 is for individuals who need to bring a family member to Australia to provide long-term care for an Australian citizen or permanent resident with a medical condition. This visa requires detailed information about the carer and the care recipient.

Carer Visa (Subclass 836)

The Subclass 836 Carer Visa is similar to Subclass 116 but is typically applied for by the carer already in Australia. This visa allows the carer to remain in Australia for an extended period to provide necessary care to a family member.

How Settlers Migration & Education Can Assist

Applying for an Australian visa involves several steps and documentation. While the process isn’t overly complex, having a professional migration agent can significantly ease the burden. Settlers Migration & Education provides expert guidance and support throughout the visa application process. Our team offers advice tailored to your specific circumstances, ensuring your application is as strong as possible.

Expertise and Personalized Service

Our experienced migration agents consider all aspects of your situation, including financial goals and geographic considerations. We provide accurate, reliable advice and practical solutions to help you navigate the visa application process. Our personalized approach ensures that your application aligns with your unique needs and circumstances.

Comprehensive Support

At Settlers Migration & Education, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive support. From initial consultation to final visa approval, we stand by your side, offering the guidance and assistance you need. You can reach us online or visit our office for direct support.


Obtaining a family visa to Australia is a critical step in reuniting with your loved ones. With the right guidance and support from Settlers Migration & Education, the process becomes more manageable and less stressful. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in bringing your family to Australia.

Personal Experience and Insights

Having worked in the migration field for years, I have seen countless families successfully reunited through the family visa process. The joy and relief of bringing family members together drive us to provide the best possible service. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that each application receives the attention and expertise it deserves.

In my experience, the key to a successful visa application lies in thorough preparation and understanding the requirements. We help our clients navigate the complexities of the application process, ensuring all documentation is accurate and complete.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right visa category and understanding the application process can be challenging. However, with our professional assistance, you can feel confident that your application is in good hands. At Settlers Migration & Education, we are committed to helping you achieve your goal of reuniting with your family in Australia. Contact us today to start your journey.

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