Do you want to bring your parent to Australia? If you have an aged parent, there is a small 6 month window where you can bring them to Australia with out the expense of a Contributory Parent Visa.
This window now appears to have been extended, but could close at any time.
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An Aged Parent is one who is eligible for the Aged Pension if they were an Australian Citizen. There are age requirements set out in the table below.
Purpose of the Aged Pension
The Age Pension is designed to provide income support to older Australians who need it, while encouraging pensioners to maximise their overall incomes. The Age Pension is paid to people who meet age and residency requirements, subject to a means test. Pension rates are indexed to ensure they keep pace with Australian price and wage increases.
Women born before 1949 have already qualified for the Age Pension. Women born in 1949 and beyond now qualify at age 65, the same as men.
The pension age for men and women born from 1 July 1952 will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years as set out in the table below.
|Period within which a person was born||Pension age||Date pension age changes|
|From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953||65 years and 6 months||1 July 2017|
|From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955||66 years||1 July 2019|
|From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956||66 years and 6 months||1 July 2021|
|From 1 January 1957 onwards||67 years||1 July 2023|
Source: Department of Social Security.
If your parent was born in 1949 and is already 65, then they are classified as an Aged Parent.