Australia’s parent visa numbers for the program year to 30 June 2019 have been released today.
The Department of Home Affairs has released details of the number of visas available under the non humanitarian program for the year to 30 June 2019.
There are no changes compared with the 2017-18 program year, meaning that for the 2018–19 program year:
- 1,500 places have been allocated to the non Contributory Parent visas, sub classes 103 and 804
- 7,175 places have been allocated to the Contributory Parent visas, subclasses 173/143 and subclasses 884/864
It should be remembered that the Australian Government has adopted a change of narrative in recent months, such that the number of visas in the budgeted program should be seen as a ceiling, not a target.
By changing its narrative the Government can be seen to be responsive to community concerns when the actual outcome in terms of visa grant numbers is less than was budgeted originally.
The 2018-19 migration program planning numbers are available here.