If you are in a relationship with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen then you can apply for a Partner Visa. Partner Visas can be applied for onshore or offshore and you will either need to be married or be in a de facto relationship.
This visa is for overseas applicants who intend to come into Australia and marry their intended partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Parent visas allow parents to migrate to or stay in Australia permanently to settle with their children who are living in Australia.
This visa is for people seeking a permanent visa on the basis of being the 'remaining relative' of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.