When you hear us refer to "a child dependent", we mean a person who is dependent upon the primary member. This includes your own children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children to whom the primary member is the legal guardian.
Dependents can stay on your family membership until their 21st birthday or, for full-time students, up until their 25th birthday. Dependents are not means-tested and do not have to live at home; however, dependents cannot be married or in a de-facto relationship and remain on the family membership.
To register a dependent as a student, please complete a Student Declaration Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dependents without a student declaration will be automatically removed from a family membership on their 21st birthday.