The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.
Most applicants need to be sponsored by their child. The sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged.
Applicants can be sponsored by their child (if aged over 18) or child’s partner. If the child is under 18 years of age, the applicant can be sponsored by the child’s relative or guardian or a community organisation.