Student Guardian Visa

Student Guardian visa (subclass 580) Australia


International students studying in Australia on a student visa may require a guardian if they are under 18 years of age. There may also be exceptional circumstances where a student over 18 years of age may need a guardian for religious or cultural reasons. The Student Guardian visa is for foreign nationals applying to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia. You can lodge your application for a student guardian visa at the same time that the student lodges their student visa application, or after the student arrives in Australia.

Usually, to be eligible for a Student Guardian visa your child should be above six years of age. The parent or legal custodian of the student must nominate you as the student’s guardian. If you are the student’s parent or legal custodian, you can nominate yourself as the student’s guardian.

Student Guardian applicant must:

  • be a parent, person who has legal custody, or a relative of the student for whom you will be guardian
  • be at least 21 years of age
  • be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other financial support to the student
  • have financial means to support yourselves
  • have health insurance in the form of Overseas Visitor Health Cover for yourself and any dependent child included in your application, for at least for the first year of your stay in Australia. You must provide a receipt or other proof of your health insurance payment with your application

Note:Student Guardian visa applicants are also required to satisfy health and character requirements for this visa.

If you are granted this visa, you can:

  • live in Australia for the same length of time as the student for whom you are guardian, or until the student turns 18 years of age
  • bring dependent children with you to Australia, but only if they are under six years of age and meet specific eligibility requirements
  • study in Australia for up to three months, If you intend to study for more than 3 months, you must apply for a student visa

Note:You cannot bring other family members (unless they are a below six years of age dependant) to Australia and you cannot apply for permission to work.

Student Visa Australia
This fee includes the main visa applicant and student dependents.
OTHER COSTS (If Applicable)
Medical Examination
Variable (Depending upon the type of Medical Test and Examination required)
This fee is payable for the application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.
Character Clearance (Police Check)
This fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.
Certification/Translation of Documents
Payable to the Translator
Student Visa Australia