Resettlement

I am a refugee or asylum-seeker in Australia. Can UNHCR resettle me to another country?

UNHCR is not able to resettle or relocate refugees, asylum-seekers or failed asylum-seekers from Australia to any other country.

I am a refugee and I wish to be resettled to Australia. Can UNHCR assist me?

UNHCR’s Representation in Canberra cannot assist in resettlement to Australia.

If you are a refugee outside Australia, you should contact the UNHCR office that you are registered with to discuss your resettlement options. Contact details for UNHCR offices around the world can be found on the UNHCR website.

Due to the small number of resettlement places available each year, resettlement is a solution which is only available to a small number of refugees. Recognition of refugee status does not necessarily mean that you will be referred for resettlement.

There may be other migration options available to help you settle in Australia. UNHCR recommends that you seek the assistance of a lawyer or migration agent. A list of registered migration agents is available at the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority.

I have family members in Australia and wish to be reunited in Australia with them. Can UNHCR assist me?

UNHCR’s Representation in Canberra cannot assist in resettlement to Australia.

If you are a refugee outside Australia, you should contact the UNHCR office that you are registered with to discuss your resettlement options. Contact details for UNHCR offices around the world can be found on the UNHCR website.

If you have family members in Australia, there may be family reunification or sponsored visa options available to you. UNHCR recommends that your family member in Australia seeks the advice of a lawyer or migration agent on reunification options. A list of registered migration agents is available at the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority.