Bringing Family

Most student visas allow you to bring your family members to Australia as your dependants if you are:

  • eligible for streamlined visa processing
  • assessment level 1 or 2
    or
  • assessment level 3 or 4 and your course is longer than 12 months or you have been in Australia for 12 months or more.

Your assessment level is determined by your course of study and your nationality.
See: Student Visa Program - Assessment Levels (formerly known as Form 1219i) ([an error occurred while processing this directive]B PDF file)

Eligible family members

Eligible family members include your partner and you and your partner's dependent children.
See: Student Definitions

How can your family members come to Australia?

Your family members can apply to come with you to Australia in the following ways:

Last reviewed Tuesday 19 November 2013

Was this page useful?