The Child Visa (Subclass 101) lets children move to Australia to live with their parents. At the time of application, applicants must be outside Australia.



Child Visa (Subclass 101) holders can:

  • Live in Australia permanently
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • Sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia 
  • If eligible, apply for Australian citizenship


To apply for a Child Visa (Subclass 101), candidates must:

  • Be a dependent child (biological, adopted or stepchild) of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Be one of the following: 
    • Under the age of 18
    • Over the age of 18 and under 25 years and studying full-time
    • Older than 18 and unable to work due to a disability
  • Be single, which means the applicant can’t be or ever have been:
    • Married or engaged to be married, or
    • In a de facto relationship
  • Have a sponsor, which must be one of the following: 
    • An eligible parent
    • Their parent’s spouse or de facto partner 
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements
  • Be outside Australia when applying for their visa


The Child Visa (Subclass 101) is a permanent visa and lets visa holders live in Australia indefinitely.

The Child Visa (Subclass 101) and Child Visa (Subclass 802) are both for the children of Australians and eligible New Zealanders. The difference is in where the applicant must be when applying for this visa. For the Subclass 101 visa, applicants must be outside Australia, while applicants must be in Australia when applying for the Subclass 802 visa.

To apply for a Child 101 Visa, the applicant or their parent must: 

  1. Determine if the applicant is eligible to apply for the visa
  2. Gather the required documents, including financial and character documents
  3. Submit the visa application

Please feel free to speak with our licensed advisor about this process. 


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