This permanent visa lets people move to Australia to be with their only close family members. You will need a relative visa if you want to move to Australia and live here permanently because:
- you are aged and financially dependent on a relative who lives here, or
- your and your partner’s only remaining relatives live here, and you want to be near them.
If you only want to visit Australia for a short or temporary period of time, you will need a different kind of visa.