I arrived in Australia and I wish to claim asylum. Can UNHCR assist me?
As a Contracting State to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, the Australian Government has developed procedures for determining whether persons claiming asylum are refugees. These procedures are administered by the Department of Home Affairs in accordance with Australian law.
For this reason, UNHCR does not assist with determining asylum claims in Australia.
UNHCR recommends you seek the advice of lawyer or registered migration agent in preparing your claim. A list of registered migration agents is available at the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority.
I have applied for refugee status in Australia but my claim has not been successful. Can UNHCR assist me?
UNHCR is not involved in determining asylum claims in Australia and does not review individual cases.
UNHCR recommends you seek the assistance of a lawyer or migration agent to advise you on the appeal process. A list of registered migration agents is available at the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority.
I am currently outside Australia but wish to seek asylum. Can UNHCR assist me?
If you are outside Australia and wish to seek asylum, you should contact the UNHCR office in the country you are in.
Contact details for UNHCR offices around the world can be found on the UNHCR website.