Other

For migration to Australia in the other family categories (aged dependent relative, remaining relative or carer), the following basic requirements must be met.

Aged dependent relative

  • You must be a single, widowed, divorced or formally separated aged person who is dependent on a relative who lives in Australia.
  • Your relative must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You must have been dependent on the relative for at least 3 years before your application.

Remaining relative

You must be the brother, sister or child (or step-relative to the same degree) of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

You must have no near relatives other than those who are usually resident in Australia and are Australian

citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. 

Carer

You must be willing and able to give substantial, continuing assistance to an Australian relative (or a member of their family unit) who has a medical condition that is causing physical, intellectual or sensory impairment of their ability to attend to the practical aspects of daily life. The need for assistance must be likely to continue for at least 2 years.