Visa Conditions for Family Members
Your family members' visas are subject to a number of visa conditions that they must comply with.
The following table describes the conditions that may be attached to your family members. These conditions may be mandatory or discretionary.
Mandatory only where Student visa granted before 26 April 2008Discretionary where Student visa granted on or after 26 April 2008
|You cannot work in Australia.
Note: You may apply for a new Student visa with permission to work when the primary student visa holder has arrived in Australia and commenced their course.
See: Working While Studying
|8104||Mandatory where visa granted on or after 26 April 2008||You cannot work more than 40 hours per fortnight*
Note: You must not start work until the primary student visa holder has commenced their course.
Exceptions: Family members of the following students can work unlimited hours once the primary student visa holder has commenced their course:
|8201||Mandatory||You cannot study for more than 3 months while in Australia. For Student Guardian (subclass 580) visa holders, if you lodged your application on or after 24 March 2012, you have unlimited part-time study rights for English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) study only, (this means that you may study any ELICOS courses less than 20 hours per week for the duration of your visa).
Note: This condition applies to student dependent visa holders 18 or older at the time their visa was granted.
|8204||Discretionary||You must not undertake or change a course, or a thesis or research topic, for a:
|8303||Discretionary||You must not become involved in any activities that are disruptive to, or in violence threatening harm to, the Australian community or a group within the Australian community.|
|8501||Mandatory||You must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia.
Note: Under policy, this means that you must maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
|8516||Mandatory||You must continue to satisfy the requirements for grant of your student visa.
This means, for example, that you continue to be a member of the family unit of the primary applicant, and that you must continue to have sufficient financial capacity to support your study and stay in Australia.
See: Applying for a Student Visa
|8518||Mandatory||Adequate schooling arrangements for you must be maintained while you are in Australia.
Note: This condition applies to student dependant visa holders who have turned 5, but have not turned 18, while they are in Australia.
|8522||Discretionary||You must not leave Australia later than the primary visa holder.|
|8534||Discretionary||You are not entitled to be granted a further substantive visa, other than:
|8535||Discretionary||You are not entitled to be granted a further substantive visa, other than: