The Child visa allows the child of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to migrate to or remain in Australia on a permanent basis. The child must be under 25 years old when the visa application is lodged.
Siblings must lodge separate applications.
As the visa applicant, the child must:
be the child of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
be single (i.e. not married, engaged or in a de facto relationship)
be under 25 years old at the time that your application is lodged.
If you are between 18 and 24 years old, you must be a full-time student AND financially dependent upon your sponsor, OR you must have a disability that prevents you from working. Additionally, you must NEVER have been married or had a de facto partner.
The parent who is sponsoring your visa application must:
be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
be your biological parent (although an adoptive parent or step parent may be eligible in certain circumstances)
not have been convicted of (or have an outstanding charge for) an offence against a child (this requirement also applies to your parent's spouse or de facto partner, if relevant)
be 18 years or older at the time that your application is lodged (or have a spouse or de facto partner who is eligible to sponsor your application)
if you are under 18 years old, have:
the sole legal right to decide where you can live OR
have a statutory declaration from any other person who has the legal right to decide where you can live, granting permission for you to migrate to Australia OR
a valid court order permitting your permanent removal from your home country.