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 Act 1958 (Cth)
- Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth)
- Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
- The Immigration Kit: A Practical Guide to Australia’s Immigration Law (9th Edition, The Federation Press) Online subscription only, available through the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre Inc
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