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Changes to Same-Sex Relationships from 1 July 2009

The Australian Government has introduced reforms that remove discrimination against same-sex couples and their children, from Commonwealth law. These changes will take effect on 1 July 2009, resulting in changes being made to this website.  This means the bookmarks and addresses you have used in the past may no longer work.

Partner Visa options
For information on visa options for partners (including same-sex partners) of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens or for making a new Partner visa application.
See: Partner Visa Options

Interdependency / Spouse Visa applications lodged before 1 July 2009
For information on Interdependency (subclass 310/110 and 826/814) or Spouse (subclass 309/100 and 820/801) visa applications lodged prior to 1 July 2009 or for information on the legislative changes for same-sex couples.
See: Key Changes to Same-Sex Relationships