Welcome to the AAT

On 1 July 2015, the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and Social Security Appeals Tribunal were merged with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

The AAT provides a one-stop shop for the independent review of a wide range of decisions made by the Australian Government.  We can review decisions made under Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws. 

We aim to make our review process accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.

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Centrelink & Child Support

We review decisions made by officers of the Department of Human Services, including about social security payments, family assistance payments, child support, paid parental leave and student assistance payments.

Decisions which could be reviewed in the former Social Security Appeals Tribunal are now reviewed in our Social Services & Child Support Division.

Migration & Refugee

We review decisions made by officers of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to refuse or cancel visas.  We can also review decisions relating to approval and cancellation of sponsorship and nomination.

Decisions which could be reviewed in the former Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal are now reviewed in our Migration & Refugee Division.

Other types of decisions

We review many other types of decisions made under Commonwealth laws, including decisions about Australian citizenship, Commonwealth workers' compensation, freedom of information, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, taxation and veterans' pensions.

These decisions are reviewed in one of our other Divisions.

What's new

AAT General Divisions take coordinated action on non-compliance by representatives

General Divisions’ registries across the country will be taking a coordinated approach to non-compliance by representatives from 1 September 2015.  

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