Temporary Update: During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Australian Government has put in place temporary immigration and border control measures in Australia.
The Department of Home Affairs have established a National Covid-19 Hotline to provide information over the telephone on 1800 020 080.
Migration law regulates who has a right to enter and remain in Australia. It is Commonwealth law, so the law is therefore the same across Australia.
Some brief information about major visa categories is provided in this chapter. The law in this area changes frequently, and people considering making a visa application will often need to seek the advice of a migration agent.
Relevant legislation and resources