The Department of Home Affairs was officially established on 20 December 2017 and will perform all functions previously carried out by DIBP. 

The AAT’s power to review decisions has not changed. We are able to review decisions made by officers of the former DIBP as well as decisions made by officers of the new Department of Home Affairs.

We are updating our forms and information products to reflect this change. While we do this, any references to DIBP on our website or in our information products should be taken to include the Department of Home Affairs.

More information about the establishment of the Department of Home Affairs is available on their website.