Permanent pathway for TPV and SHEV visa holders  

On 13 February 2023, the Australian Government announced that refugees who have a Temporary Protection visa (TPV subclass 785) or a Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV subclass 790) have a pathway for permanent protection and would be eligible for a permanent Resolution of Status visa (RoS subclass 851). These changes have been made to provide a permanent pathway for up to 20,000 people.

The RoS visa is a permanent visa permitting the visa holder to live, work, study, obtain access to Medicare and Centrelink and sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence to Australia.

Further information

Further information, including fact sheets in various languages, is available on the Department of Home Affairs website here: Subclass 851 Resolution of Status (

For legal assistance, please contact the relevant legal service in your state or territory below: 

  • New South Wales – Refugee Advice and Case Service (RACS):

Phone: (02) 8317 6505

  • ACT – Legal Aid ACT

Phone: (02) 6243 3411

  • South Australia – Legal Commission of South Australia

Phone: 1300 366 424

  • Victoria – Refugee Legal

Phone: 03 9413 0133

  • Queensland – RAILS

Phone: 07 3846 9300

  • Western Australia – Circle Green Community Legal

Phone: 08 6148 3636

  • Tasmania – Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service (TRLS)

Phone: 03 6169 9473

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