Australia’s Migration Rules are Changing

The Government’s Migration Strategy was released on 11 December 2023 and outlines a new vision for Australia’s migration system, with a policy roadmap containing 8 key actions and over 25 new policy commitments and areas for future reform. This Migration Strategy is informed by extensive consultation with businesses, unions and other stakeholders, and more than 450 submissions received as part of the Review of the Migration System.​​

Read the full plan in the Government’s Migration Strategy​ (3MB PDF).

Read a brief overview of this plan in the Government’s Migration Strategy – At a Glance​​ (320KB PDF).

These are significant reforms that will deliver lasting and important change, but the system cannot be reformed overnight. An ambitious roadmap for reform has been developed. Read the Government’s​ Action Plan (230KB PDF) for delivering these reforms.​

The Migration Strategy builds on the findings of the first comprehensive review of the migration system in a generation, the 2023 Review of the Migration System​ (the Parkinson Review), and also the​ Rapid Review into the Exploitation of Australia’s Visa System​ (the Nixon Review).

The Department of Home Affairs will be in contact with key stakeholder groups to help the wider Australian community understand these changes. Further information will be published on these changes closer to the implementation date of each commitment.​

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