Australian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor dependent children under 25, partners and parents.
Engaged, married and registered couples may have access to partner or prospective marriage visas. Partners of New Zealand PassportLearn more →
holders may also gain temporary visas on the basis of their partner relationship. Partners of temporary visa holders may also join their
partners in Australia.
Biological, orphan relative or adopted children under 18 are deemed dependent on their parents whereas children under 25Learn more →
have to demonstrate dependency, for example by enrolment in full-time study since turning 18.