Retirement visa information
A Retirement visa is a temporary entry visa. It does not lead to permanent residency in Australia or to Australian citizenship.
If you are over the age of 55, have no dependants (other than a spouse), and are able to be self-supporting in Australia without cost to Australia's social and welfare services, you may apply for a Retirement visa (subclass 410) in order to spend some retirement years in Australia.
You can apply for a Retirement visa (subclass 410 - Temporary) if you:
Sponsorship or nomination is not required.
Retirement visa (subclass 410 - Temporary) regulations now allow visa holders to undertake up to 20 hours of work each week.
If your application is approved you will be allowed to come to Australia, initially for 4 years. Once in Australia, after the initial 4 year period, you can apply for a further stay.
Regulations currently provide for further stays of two years at a time.
Note: many of the documents below are
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Application forms for Retirement visa (subclass 410 - Temporary) are available from this website, overseas, at your nearest Australian diplomatic office or by calling our general enquiry number 131 881.