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I am applying to be a refugee in Australia

Are you applying to be a refugee in Australia?

Are you applying to be a refugee or want to know if you can apply and how to apply to be a refugee in Australia? These factsheets will give you information about who is a refugee and how to apply for protection as a refugee in Australia. If you have questions about any of this information, you should get advice from a registered migration agent.

Migration advice from migration agents

Who is a ‘refugee’?

This information is provided by the Refugee & Advice Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Sydney. It was published in November 2019.

To become a refugee in Australia, the Australian Government must decide you meet the legal definition of a ‘refugee’ or that you need ‘complementary protection’. This factsheet explains what this means.

Read about the definition of refugee and complementary protection

Who can apply to be a refugee and how?

This factsheet is provided by Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Queensland. It was last checked in July 2018.

This factsheet explains the process for applying for protection as a refugee from the Australian Government.

Read the factsheet

You can also read the factsheet in Arabic, Dari, Farsi and Tamil.

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