The Contributory Parent visa
This visa lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. In most cases, applicants need to be sponsored by their child. Please note that your sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged. You can lodge an application for this visa in or outside Australia.
The Remaining Relative visa
This is a permanent visa for applicants who want to live in Australia to be with their only near relatives. To be eligible, your application must be made outside Australia and you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted.