9.2.9 Visa subclasses 600-699 payment eligibility

Introduction

Note: The information below has been compiled by DSS as a guide only. It only covers residential qualification for social security payments and concessions for the specified visa subclasses. Visa holders must also meet other qualification requirements to receive a payment or concession card.

Visa subclasses and their conditions are the responsibility of the Department of Home Affairs. Please check the Department of Home Affairs website for any updates to visa details.

Payment eligibility

Visa subclass number Visa name Permanent residence visa AoS Sponsored/ nominated Payments & concession cards residentially qualified for Additional information
600 Visitor No - temporary No AoS Optional or mandatory sponsorship depending on stream Not residentially qualified This visa commenced on 23 March 2013.
601 Electronic Travel Authority No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa commenced on 23 March 2013.
602 Medical Treatment No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa commenced on 23 March 2013.
651 eVisitor No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
675 Medical Treatment (Short Stay) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa is no longer issued and was repealed in March 2013.
676

Tourist
(from 1 July 2005)

Previously: Tourist (Short Stay)
(up to 30 June 2005)

No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa is closed to new applications.
679 Sponsored Family Visitor (Short Stay) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa was repealed in March 2013.
685 Medical Treatment (Long Stay) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa was repealed in March 2013.
686 Tourist (Long Stay) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa is no longer issued and was repealed in July 2005.
695 Return Pending No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified Return Pending visas were abolished on 9 August 2008.
Last reviewed: 11 November 2019