(Subclass 870) Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

A temporary visa to visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa that does not allow for permanent residence in Australia like a permanent Parent visa.
Can re-apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years

Visa applications must be lodged within six months of sponsorship approval (after an approved ‘Parent Sponsor’) and cannot be lodged until a sponsor has been approved.

Only two parents per household can be sponsored for this visa at a time. You cannot work in Australia.
You must be outside Australia for at least 90 days before being eligible to be granted another subclass 870 visa, unless you have a Permission to Apply in Australia.

You cannot include family members in your visa application i.e. whilst a spouse can be sponsored at the same time, each visa applicant must make their own application.