This page gives you information on resettling in Australia as a refugee.
How can I apply to come to Australia as a refugee?
There are different ways people can come to Australia as a refugee:
- the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) can refer a person to be resettled to Australia
- a family member can sponsor a person, or
- a member of the Australian community can sponsor a person.
Every year, Australia decides how many people it will take from overseas. There are many more people who want to come to Australia than are accepted. Even if people are accepted by Australia, it can take years for this to happen.