Migrating as a Family Member
This page sets out a number of options for people wanting to come to Australia to join their family permanently. Children, parents and other family members may apply to join their Australian citizen or permanent resident family members in Australia.
Partner migration is migration to Australia as the spouse, prospective spouse (fiancé(e)) or interdependent partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
See: Partner 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.
See: Child 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.
See: Parent Migration
‘Other Family’ migration
Other 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.
See: ‘Other Family’ Migration
Detailed migration requirements
The Partner Migration, Child Migration, Parent Migration and Other Family Migration booklets contain detailed information about migrating to Australia in each of these categories, and some general information about living in Australia.
If you plan to make a migration application, they are essential reading.
You can get a free copy from this website.
Booklet 1, Partner Migration
Booklet 2, Child Migration
Booklet 3, Parent Migration
Booklet 4, Other Family Migration
Subject to availability, a printed copy can be obtained from a migration office in Australia or overseas, at a cost of AUD$10.
See: Office and Contact Details Index
Factors affecting family migration applications