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Overview This visa allows you to visit Australia to support a child who holds a student visa
Visa type Temporary
Cost of application From AUD620
Duration of visa The length of the visa will be determined by the student visa holder’s stay and age (when they turn 18).
Uses of this visa
  • come to Australia to provide care and support for a student visa holder who is under 18 years of age (or over 18 in exceptional circumstances)
  • care for more than one student
  • study an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) for less than 20 hours per week, or any other study or training for no more than 3 months
  • Please note that you cannot work.
Eligibility Applicants must meet the following requirements-
  • Ba parent, custodian or relative of the student visa holder (see ‘guardian information’ below)
  • Be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and support to the student.
  • Have adequate health insurance
  • Have enough funds for the duration of the stay 
  • Meet the  health requirement
  • Meet the character requirement
  • Be a genuine temporary entrant
  • Pay any debts to the Australian Government
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement (if 18 or older)
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
  • Be in the best interests of any applicants under 18

Guardian Information

You must be:


  • the parent of the student visa holder, or
  • a person who has custody of the student, or
  • a relative of the student, aged 21 years or older, nominated in writing by a parent or person who has custody of the student


You will provide care and support for:


  • a student visa holder who is under 18 years of age or
  • a student visa holder who is 18 years of age or older and needs care and support due to exceptional circumstances


For this visa, a relative is the student’s:


  • parent or step-parent
  • grandparent or step-grandparent
  • sibling or stepsibling
  • aunt, uncle, step-aunt or step-uncle
  • niece, nephew or step-niece or step-nephew
  • partner
  • child or stepchild