Australian Family Unit.
The definition of a Family Unit for Australian Visa Purposes may be different to the definition of a family unit in many other countries.
For Australian visa purposes, you are a member of the main applicant’s family unit if you are:
- the main applicant’s spouse or de facto partner
- the main applicant’s child, or their partner’s child, who is not engaged, married or in a de facto relationship and is:
- aged under 18 years, or
- aged 18 to 23 years and dependent on the main applicant or the main applicant’s partner, or
- aged 23 years or older and dependent on the main applicant or the main applicant’s partner due to a partial or total physical or mental disability
- the dependent child of the child above
Family Unit does NOT normally include Parents or Siblings.
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.