Migration Services

Migration Clinic

Our Migration Clinic is a free service. We can help you by providing legal advice and information about refugee law and other immigration matters. In some cases, we can also provide ongoing representation. If we can't help you, we will try to refer you to other organisations that can. 

Our Migration Clinic is open one day per week and is generally booked out well in advance.  Migration laws are very complicated, change frequently and there are often many forms to be completed. For this reason, if you have a migration problem, it is important to get advice from a Migration Agent. If you need migration advice call or email our Migration clinic.

Phone: 1300 654 314

Email: migration@legalaidact.org.au

If you are from a migrant or refugee background, our Cultural Liaison Officers can help you to speak to your lawyer and to understand your rights and the Australian Legal System. Visit the Community Liaison Unit page for more information on how we can support you. 

If you need an interpreter please call TIS on 131 450. You can also book an interpreter on-line go to the TIS National website: www.tisnational.gov.au

 

Migration Agent

We comply with the Code of Conduct for migration agents.

We have Registered Migration Agents who provide advice and representation. To speak with our Registered Migration Agents, please contact our Migration Clinic.  

Vanessa Burn               MARN 0501182

 

Upcoming Training Sessions

Building Bridges

Legal Aid ACT is facilitating a range of cultural training's in the first half of 2019. The aim of these sessions is to improve cross-cultural awareness and effective communication among lawyers and community workers. For more information on these sessions and to RSVP, visit Eventbrite

To download the poster, click here

Migration Matters

This year Legal Aid ACT is partnering with a number of agencies to bring you a range of training opportunities covering migration matters.

For more information on these sessions including how to RSVP, download the poster here

 

Migration and Family Violence Provisions

Legal Aid ACT has developed a new publication 'Stay Here, Stay Safe' about migration and family violence provisions in the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth).

It was created to help people who have experienced or are experiencing family violence with their applications to access the provisions so they may remain in Australia. 

It is also a useful resource for case workers and community service providers who work with clients with migration and family violence concerns. 

However, this booklet is not designed to be a substitute for personalised legal advice.

 

Factsheets and Resources

Overview

If you came by boat

If you came by plane