Carer Visa Subclass 116



This permanent visa lets you move to Australia to care for someone with a long-term medical condition. They must have no reasonable access to care options in Australia.


Basic Eligibility requirements

  • You must be willing and able to provide ongoing substantial care and support for your sponsoring relative or the family member who lives with them. 
  • Your sponsor must be your relative who is a settled Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident.
  • Your sponsor must be assessed as having a long-term or permanent medical condition, and needs your help with practical aspects of daily life for at least 2 years.
  • Your sponsor must be unable to resonably access care in Australia.
  • You must meet the health and character requirements.
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.