An application fee of AUD$1604 is payable in all cases except
when applying for review of a bridging visa decision (including any related decision to require a security bond) that resulted in a person being placed in immigration detention.
Refunds for a favourable decision or invalid application
The Tribunal will refund AUD$802 if a favourable decision is made on your case. If the Tribunal decides that your application is invalid, you will be refunded the entire fee paid. For further information about refunds please refer to FAQs - Decision and refunds
Withdrawing your application
If you withdraw your application, the Tribunal can only refund your application fee in very limited circumstances.
The fee may be reduced to AUD$802 (or AUD$802 will be refunded if the full fee has been paid) if the Registrar or an authorised Tribunal officer is satisfied that payment of the fee has caused, or is likely to cause, severe financial hardship to the review applicant.
You can download 'Form M11 Request for Fee Reduction' from the Forms
page. Or alternatively you can collect a form from any Tribunal registry
. Supporting documentary evidence is required for all fee reduction applications.
Where a fee is payable either the AUD$1604 application fee must be paid in full or AUD$802 of the application fee must be paid and a fee reduction application lodged with the Tribunal before the deadline for lodging the application for review.
Applicants in immigration detention
No fee is payable for an application for review of a bridging visa decision (including any related decision to require a security bond) that resulted in a person being placed in immigration detention. A fee of AUD$1604 is payable for an application for review of any other decision.
Applications to the Refugee Review Tribunal
There is no fee payable when an application for review is lodged with the Refugee Review Tribunal. However, if the application for review is not successful, a fee of $1604 will be payable. If a fee is payable you will be advised after the Tribunal decides your case.
How to make a payment
Payment can be made by cheque, money order, EFTPOS or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the relevant review tribunal i.e. ‘Migration Review Tribunal’ or 'Refugee Review Tribunal'.
: Payment is not considered to have been made if a cheque is dishonoured or a credit card payment is not approved.
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