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173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) Visa

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173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) Visa

This temporary visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay temporarily in Australia.


You must:

  • be sponsored by an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen
  • meet the balance-of-family test
  • meet all visa conditions and follow Australian law
  • not have a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa 

Salient Features

With this visa you can:

  • live in Australia for up to 2 years
  • work and study in Australia (you will not receive government support)
  • apply for a permanent Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa


2 Years



Processing Time

See: Parent visas-queue release dates

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