Refugee Review Tribunal

Refugee Review Tribunal Australia

The Refugee Review Tribunal is a statutory body that reviews decisions made by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to refuse or cancel a protection visa. In conducting a review the tribunal considers afresh whether the applicant is a person to whom Australia has protection obligations:

  • under the 1951 United Nations (UN) Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, as amended by the 1967 UN Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugee; or
  • where there is a real risk that the applicant will suffer significant harm if returned to their country

Who can apply for review?

  • If a decision is made not to grant you a protection visa, or to cancel a protection visa, the department will notify you of that decision.
  • The notification will tell you if you have the right to apply to the tribunal for the review of the decision.
  • Some decisions cannot be reviewed by the tribunal. In those cases, the departments letter will tell you about your review rights.

How Can Visas Simply Help?

Our RRT review service offers a comprehensive package of benefits designed to present your case in the best possible way to the RRT including:

  • A thorough review of your case and the reason(s) for the refusal or cancellation
  • Review of your existing supporting documents and suggestions for improvement where necessary
  • Assistance with preparation of witness statements and other supporting documents
  • Review of previous RRT and Federal Court cases that may support your visa application
  • Creation of a thorough written submission for your RRT review along with all forms required by the RRT
  • Lodgement of your case with the RRT and handling all communications from the RRT regarding your case