Sometimes when an individual or family migrates to Australia, they leave behind a loved one who is single and remains dependent on them for financial support for basic needs of food, shelter and clothing.
For the application to be successful, the applicant must be old enough to be granted an Australian Age Pension, and the financial support has to have been provided for approximately three years. They also must be a direct relative or equivalent step-relative such as child, parent, brother or sister, uncle or aunt, or niece or nephew of the applicant.
Carers are people who are willing to travel to and live in Australia to care for and support an Australian relative who is in direct need for personal and medical care that impairs their ability to lead a normal daily life. The person requiring the care must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
The Australian relative must be either the partner of, the child, parent, brother or sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt or uncle, nephew or step equivalent of the applicant travelling to Australia to provide the care.
For the application to be successful, the applicant must prove that the need for assistance will most likely continue for at least two years. It must be shown that the assistance cannot be provided by any other relative living in Australia or obtained from welfare, hospital, nursing or other community service within Australia.