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Migration Law

Temporary Update: During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Australian Government has put in place temporary immigration and border control measures in Australia.

For up to date information (in your language) about how your visa or immigration status may be affected, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website here [opens link in a new window]

The Department of Home Affairs have established a National Covid-19 Hotline to provide information over the telephone on 1800 020 080.

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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

Migration Law  :  Last Revised: Tue May 5th 2020
The content of the Law Handbook is made available as a public service for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. See Disclaimer for details. For free and confidential legal advice in South Australia call 1300 366 424.