Dependent child work rights on a visitor visa

Information about dependent child work rights on a visitor visa.

Applicants aged 19 or under may be eligible for a visitor visa based on being a dependent child to a work visa holder, if they meet the definition of a dependent child and their parent holds an eligible work visa.

Applicants who are aged 18 years or older, have left school and are included in a 2021 Resident Visa application as a dependent child may be allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on their visitor visa.

When applying for your dependent child visitor visa you can submit a cover letter to request that you would like to have 20 hours of work rights on your visitor visa. An immigration officer will consider your circumstances and may grant you part time work rights, without the need for you to apply for a separate variation of conditions.