not be married, engaged to be married, or have a de facto partner; and must be:
1. under 18 years of age; or
2. over 18 years of age but not yet turned 23, and be dependent on you or your partner; or
3. over 23 years of age and be unable to earn a living to support themselves due to physical or cognitive limitations and be dependent on you or your partner (Note: The child will still need to meet Australia’s health requirement); or
4. a dependent child of a child who is eligible under 1, 2 or 3 above.
Your child or stepchild is considered to be dependent if they continue to be wholly or substantially reliant on you for their basic needs (food, clothing and shelter).