This visa is for someone who needs to move to Australia to:

  • care for a relative in Australia with a long-term or permanent medical condition, or
  • assist a relative providing care to a member of their family unit with a long-term or permanent medical conditions.


You must be willing to provide, or help provide, care to your relative.

Your relative must:

  • have been assessed as needing care or have arranged an assessment with a designated health service provider
  • not be able to get the care they need from another source in Australia
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Length of stay


What you can do

Global processing times

  • Global processing time for this visa is unavailable as applications are capped or queued

  • For more information read Global visa and citizenship processing times

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