Can I Sponsor my Sister to Australia?

Can I Sponsor my Sister to Australia

Can I sponsor my sister to Australia? If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident then yes, you can sponsor your sister to visit you in Australia on a visitor visa.

How can I sponsor my sister to Australia? You can sponsor family members, including sisters, on a subclass 600 (family sponsored stream) visitor visa.

To be a relative, you must be an applicant’s:

  • partner, parent or child
  • brother or sister
  • grandparent or grandchild
  • aunt or uncle
  • niece or nephew
  • the step equivalent of the above

A sponsor can’t be a:

  • fiance
  • in-law
  • cousin
  • friend
  • New Zealand citizen

These visas can be granted up to 12 months. The length of grant will depend on your individual circumstances.

You can find more information on the family sponsored visitor visas here.

Invitation Letter for Visitor Visa Template

Sponsoring a friend or family member to Australia? It’s important to get the invitation letter right.

If you need a bit of a hand, we have available a sample invitation letter available for purchase for just A$8.99:


It’s also important to note that an invitation letter is just one part of the visa application process. You’ll also need to gather other documents, such as your passport and proof of financial stability, and submit them with your application form to the Department.