About Partner Visa (Subclasses 820 and 801)
This visa allows an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia with his or her partner or spouse. You apply for both the temporary and permanent partner visas at the same time. To be eligible for this visa you must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner.
Requirements for eligibilty:
You must be in Australia when you apply
Married or in a de facto relationship unless exempt with Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent resident
The relationship is genuine and continuing
Meet Certain Health and Character requirements