Subclass 600-Sponsored Family Stream-Adding more security for risky visitors
Visa Class: FA
Date of Modification: 4 May 2022
Visa Category: Visiting Australia
Visa Subclass: 600
Base Application Fee: 145
Stream: Sponsored Family Stream

Visa Introduction

The objectives of the Subclass 600 visa are to:

  • facilitate the entry of genuine tourists, business and family visitors;
  • support the integrity of Australia's migration programs; and
  • contribute to Australia's economic development, and social and cultural enrichment.

The principles governing the entry of Subclass 600 visa holders to Australia are that they must:

  • genuinely intend to visit Australia temporarily;
  • not work unlawfully
  • not engage in studies or training for more than 3 months
  • have, or have access to, adequate means to support themselves for the duration of their visit; and
  • intend to comply with all visa conditions and stay periods.


  1. Affordable Visa Application Fee
        • Onshore-145 visa application fee
        • Offshore-370 visa application fee
  2.   No Work Rights
  3.   No Further Stay 8503 condition will be imposed 

Visa Application Checklist

Common Criteria:


Genuine intention to visit Australia temporarily, considering: 
      • Previous visa compliance
      • Intention to comply with Subclass 600 conditions
      • Any other relevant matter
Adequate means of support


Exceptional circumstances must exist if an applicant's period of stay in Australia would exceed 12 consecutive months
      • one or more visitor visas (Subclass 600, 601 and 651 visas);
      • a Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa;
      • a Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa;
      • a bridging visa.
Sponsored Family Stream


The applicant is intending to visit an Australian citizen, or Australian permanent resident, who is a parent, spouse, de facto partner, child, brother or sister of the applicant,  or for any other purpose that is not related to business or medical treatment.


The applicant is sponsored by a settled Australian citizen, or a settled Australian permanent resident, who is at least 18 and: 
(a)  a relative of the applicant; or 
(b)  a relative of another applicant who is a member of the family unit of the applicant; or  
(c)  a relative of another applicant in relation to whom the applicant is a member of the family unit.

Want to know more about this visa?

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