Migration & Refugee Division

We review decisions made by officers of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to refuse or cancel visas. We can also review decisions relating to approval and cancellation of sponsorship and nomination.

Decisions which could be reviewed in the former Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal are now reviewed in our Migration and Refugee Division.

What's new 

End of year arrangements
Many of our offices will close from 5:00pm on Thursday, 24 December 2015 and will reopen at 8:30am on Monday, 4 January 2016.

The following offices will be open between 8:30am and 5:00pm on Tuesday, 29 December, Wednesday, 30 December 2015 and Thursday, 31 December 2015:  

  - Level 7, 55 Market Street, Sydney
  - Level 16, 40 City Road, Southbank, Melbourne
  - Level 5, 111 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  - Level 11, 91 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
  - Level 4, Harry Gibbs Building, Commonwealth Law Courts, 119 North Quay, Brisbane
  - Level 8, 14 Moore Street, Canberra
  - 39-41 Davey Street, Hobart

We will respond to telephone enquiries and accept applications, submissions and fee payments over the counter on the days that we are open.

We recommend that you consider lodging your applications or documents using our online lodgement facilities or by email in order to ensure that you lodge within statutory timeframes. 

If you intend to send any documents by post, please be aware of the Australia Post holiday on 31 December 2015.  There will be no mail delivery on that day.

Please contact us on 1800 228 333 if you have any questions.

Former MRT-RRT annual report
The annual report for the former MRT-RRT for the year ended 30 June 2015 is now available.

Updated Migration & Refugee Division application for review forms M1,M2 & R1
From 1 October 2015, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will only accept applications for review made to the Migration and Refugee Division on M1, M2 and R1 paper forms with design date 07/15, or those generated by the online lodgement system. more...

Improvements made to our online lodgement system
From 1 July 2015, registered users will be able to use our secure portal to attach additional documents to their electronic case file at any time after they have lodged their application. more...

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