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Family Migration to Australia

Family Migration to Australia

Partner, Parent and Other Family Visas

Children, parents and other family members may apply for migration to join their Australian citizen or permanent resident family members in Australia. This page sets out a number of options for people wanting to migrate to Australia to join their family permanently.

Partner and Spouse Migration

  • Partner migration is migration to Australia as the spouse, prospective spouse (fiancee) or interdependent partner (same-sex partner) of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
    Australian Partner Visa Assessment

Child Migration

  • Child migration is migration to Australia as the dependent child, orphan relative or adopted child of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
    Australian Child Visa Assessment

Parent Migration

  • Parents may be able to migrate to Australia if they have a child in Australia who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
    Australian Parent Visa Assessment

Other Family Migration

  • 'Other family' migration provisions exist for aged dependent relatives, remaining relatives and carers of Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia and eligible New Zealand citizens to apply for visas to come to Australia permanently.
    Australian Family Sponsorship Visa Assessment

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