Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

This visa lets parents of a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily.

If you are granted this visa and want to stay in Australia permanently, you can then apply for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

Applying for this temporary subclass 173 visa before the permanent subclass 143 visa lets you spread the costs of your migration over a number of years.

Your child must be a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

    You must be sponsored. Usually, this will be your child who must be:

  • 18 years old or older
  • a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

From AUD 31,670.

This visa is paid in two parts, called instalments:

You might also have to pay other costs such as those for health assessments, police certificates and biometrics.

The visa lasts two years.

The visa starts on the date you enter Australia on the visa.