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The five year subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa allows eligible parents to remain in Australia up to five years without the need of departing and renew their status. A sponsor must be an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia for at least 4 years.


Laborís Plan for Long Stay Parent Visa

Current Policy


Visas capped to 15,000 places

Families can reunite with both sets of parents

Limited to one set of parents per household


$2,500 for a 5-year visa

$1,250 for a 3-year visa


$10,000 for a 5-year visa

$5,000 for a 3-year visa

Can be renewed in Australia

Canít be renewed in Australia