The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.C.60 Carer visa holder (CP)


For the purposes of CP, a carer visa holder has the same meaning as in the Migration Regulations 1994 administered by Department of Home Affairs.

A carer visa holder is granted permanent residence (1.1.R.200) on the basis of needing to provide personal care to a family member who is an Australian resident, who has a disability or severe medical condition but has no other carer (1.1.C.40) to provide the required care.

Act reference: SSAct section 7(2) An Australian resident is …, section 23(14) For the purposes of this Act other than Part 2.11 and the YA Rate Calculator in section 1067G, each of the following is a family member …

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.4 CP - qualification & payability

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