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Family accompaniment and Pacific Engagement Visa factsheet

The Australian Government has committed to allowing Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme workers on long-term placements of between one and 4 years to bring their families to Australia, with the agreement of their employer sponsor. Family accompaniment is expected to start some time in 2023.

The new Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) will start in July 2023 and allow holders of the visa to come to Australia with their family. The PEV is separate from the PALM visa.