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Planned outage to AAT Online Services

22/01/2024

Our online services will not be available because of planned maintenance from approximately 8:00 am (AEDT) to 10:00 am (AEDT) on Thursday 25 January 2024

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Website and Online Services maintenance

18/01/2024

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from approximately 3:00am (AEDT) to 4:00pm (AEDT) on Saturday, 20 January 2024.

There may be a brief outage period during this time.

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Planned outage to AAT Online Services

16/01/2024

Our online services are undergoing planned maintenance from approximately 8:00am (AEDT) to 12:00pm (AEDT) on Thursday 18 January 2024.

There may be a brief outage period during this time.

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AAT Online Services

20/12/2023

Find out how the new changes affect the online forms

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Planned outage to AAT Online Services

7/12/2023

AAT online services temporarily unavailable on 14 December. 

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APS Employee Census results

30/11/2023

Our 2023 survey results and action plan are now available.

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Website and online services maintenance

23/11/2023

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from approximately 3:00am (AEST) to 4:00pm (AEST) Saturday 25 November 2023.

There may be a brief outage period during this time.

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End of year arrangements for the AAT

20/11/2023

Our opening hours will change over the holiday period, but our online lodgement and submission service will be available.  

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Reporting on our performance

31/10/2023

Our annual report for the 2022–23 financial year is now available. 

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Website and online services maintenance

19/10/2023

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from  approximately 3:00am (AEST) to 4:00pm (AEST) Saturday 21 October 2023.

There may be a brief outage period during this time.

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Recruitment process for Administrative Review Tribunal

29/09/2023

Applications are open for members to be appointed to the new body which would replace the AAT.

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Website and online services

22/09/2023

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from approximately 3:00am (AEST) to 4:00pm (AEST) Saturday 23 September 2023.

There may be a brief outage period during this time.

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Website and online services maintenance

18/08/2023

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from approximately 3:00am (AEST) to 4:00pm (AEST) Saturday 19 August 2023.

There may be a brief outage period during this time.

 

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Update to the Practice Direction: Giving Documents or Things to the AAT

9/08/2023

The methods of lodging documents and things with the AAT have been updated in the  Practice Direction.

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Website Maintenance

20/07/2023

Our website is undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from approximately 3:00am (AEST) to 4:00pm (AEST) Saturday 22 July 2023.

There may be an outage period during this time.

 

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Website maintenance

14/07/2023

Our website is undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from 9:00am (AEST) Saturday 15 July 2023 to 10:30am (AEST) Saturday 15 July 2023.

There may be an outage period during this time.

If you see an error message, please wait a few minutes before refreshing the page and trying again.

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AAT President’s welcome at the Federal Court of Australia

10/07/2023

The Federal Court of Australia held a Ceremonial Sitting of the Full Court to welcome The Hon Justice Emilios Kyrou AO.

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Increase to certain application fees

1/07/2023

Increase to certain application fees from 1 July 2023.

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Online Services availability

27/06/2023

Please note that our online services may not be available intermittently.

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Upcoming changes to application fees

19/06/2023

On 1 July 2023 most application fees at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will increase.

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New paper application forms for Migration and Refugee Division applications

15/06/2023

The new Migration and Refugee Division paper application forms are now available on our website.

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The Hon Justice Emilios Kyrou AO appointed as AAT President

9/06/2023

Justice Kyrou was formally appointed as President of the AAT on 9 June 2023.

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Online Services currently unavailable

7/06/2023

Please note that our Online Services are currently unavailable until further notice.

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Website and online services maintenance

25/05/2023

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend and will be unavailable from 10:30pm, Friday 26 May to 5:00pm, Saturday 27 May (AEST).

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Proposed appointment of the Hon Justice Emilios Kyrou AO as AAT President

24/05/2023

Subject to the Governor-General’s approval, Justice Kyrou will commence his 5-year term from 9 June 2023. 

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AAT user feedback survey 2023

9/05/2023

If you were involved in an AAT case that was finalised between 1 December 2022 and 31 March 2023, you may receive an email or SMS request to complete an anonymous online survey. 

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Guideline on pronunciation of names and forms of address

5/05/2023

New approach for engaging with people from diverse backgrounds as Tribunal users.

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Arrangements for AAT President

1/05/2023

The Hon Justice Berna Collier is acting President from 1 May 2023.

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Submit applications and documents through the AAT online services portal

14/04/2023

Due to recent system changes, our online services are the quickest and easiest way to manage your AAT case.

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Public consultation on new review body

4/04/2023

The Attorney-General’s Department seeks views on new review body.

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New online application form for Migration and Refugee Division applications

30/03/2023

The online application form for reviews in the AAT’s Migration and Refugee Division has been updated.

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Website and online services maintenance

23/03/2023

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend and will be unavailable from 11pm AEDT on Friday 24th March until 3pm AEDT on Saturday 25th March.

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Website Maintenance

22/02/2023

Our website and online services may be unavailable for short periods on the following dates:

  • 11pm (AEST) on Friday 24 February until 12pm on Saturday 25  February 2023.

​​This is due to planned maintenance.

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Website and online services

10/02/2023

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend and will be unavailable from 12am (midnight) AEDT until 12pm midday) on Saturday 11th February 2023 AEDT.

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Arrangements for AAT President

16/12/2022

The Hon Justice Susan Kenny AM is acting President.

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Reform of the federal administrative review system

16/12/2022

The Australian Government has announced that the AAT will be abolished and replaced with a new federal administrative review body.

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Website and online services maintenance

16/12/2022

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from 9pm (AEDT) Friday 16 December 2022 to 10am (AEDT) Saturday 17 December 2022.

There will a short outage during this period.

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Arrangements for AAT President

1/12/2022

The Honourable Justice Berna Collier is acting President.

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End of year arrangements

21/11/2022

Our opening hours will change over the holiday period, but our online lodgement and submission service remains available.

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Message from the President of the AAT

11/11/2022

The AAT President has issued a statement outlining her commitment to ensuring the safety of AAT workplaces.

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Consultation on revised Practice Direction

10/11/2022

We are seeking feedback on our revised Migration and Refugee Division Practice Direction.

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Website and online services maintenance

28/10/2022

Our website and online services are undergoing planned maintenance this weekend from 8pm (AEDT) Friday 28 October 2022 to 10am (AEDT) Saturday 29 October 2022.

There will a short outage during this period.

If you see an error message, please wait a few minutes before refreshing the page and trying again.

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New summons forms available now

28/10/2022

New summons forms have been approved for the purposes of section 40A of the AAT Act.

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We will be closed on Thursday 22 September 2022

13/09/2022

The AAT will observe the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen.

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Statement from the AAT

9/09/2022

Acknowledging the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Corporate Plan 2022–26

7/09/2022

We have published our Corporate Plan 2022–26.

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Website Maintenance

2/09/2022

Our website and online services will be unavailable from 8:00PM AEST on Friday 2nd September until 10:00AM AEST on Saturday 3rd September 2022

​​This is due to planned maintenance.

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Website maintenance

7/07/2022

Our website and online services will be unavailable for short periods on the following dates:

  • from 9:00PM AEST Friday 8th July until 10:00AM AEST Saturday 9th July 2022.

​​This is due to planned maintenance.

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Increase in certain application fees from 1 July 2022

1/07/2022

Certain application fees in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal have increased from 1 July 2022.

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Increase in certain application fees from 1 July 2022

21/06/2022

From 1 July, certain application fees at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will increase.

 

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The AAT’s Reconciliation Action Plan

3/06/2022

Read our recently launched Reconciliation Action Plan and see the original artwork designed for the AAT by Aboriginal artist De Greer-Yindimincarlie. 

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Passing of the Hon Sir Francis Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS QC

3/06/2022

The inaugural President of the AAT, the Hon Sir Francis Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS QC, has died at the age of 94. Sir Gerard served as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and made a lasting contribution to our nation’s legal profession. 

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Website maintenance

27/05/2022

Our website and online services may be unavailable for short periods on the following dates:

  • 8pm (AEST) on Friday 27 May until 10am on Saturday 28 May 2022.

​​This is due to planned maintenance.

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Requirement to provide a statement of reasons for applications for review

12/05/2022

The Federal Court has recently decided that an applicant must provide a statement of reasons for their application for review within the time limit for applying for review.

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AAT user feedback survey 2022

4/05/2022

If you were involved in an AAT case that was finalised between 1 December 2021 and 31 March 2022, you may receive an email or SMS request to complete an anonymous online survey

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Appointment of Registrar to the AAT

13/04/2022

The Attorney-General has announced that Mr Michael Hawkins AM, has been appointed as Registrar of the AAT.

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Appointment to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

1/04/2022

The Attorney-General has announced the appointment of the Hon Justice Fiona Meagher as President of the AAT.

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Brisbane Registry reopens with limited counter service

2/03/2022

Due to the ongoing impacts of the severe weather event in South East Queensland, please consider whether you need to visit us in person this week

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Closure of Brisbane registry on Tuesday, 1 March

28/02/2022

A severe weather event has necessitated closure of the Brisbane Registry

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Amendments to the AAT Act

21/02/2022

The Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment Act was passed by Parliament and received Royal Assent last week.

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Arrangements for AAT President

1/02/2022

The Hon Justice Berna Collier is acting President until a new President is appointed

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Visiting an AAT registry during COVID-19

31/01/2022

Our registries are open to visitors, with ongoing COVID-safe measures in place.

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Our Melbourne Registry has re-opened

14/01/2022

Our Melbourne Registry is open to people who need to access our services in-person

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Tutorial video – providing submissions and documents in searchable PDF format

20/12/2021

A new step-by-step tutorial video has been created to assist representatives with compiling PDF searchable submissions

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Our Sydney Registry has re-opened

15/12/2021

From 15 December, our Sydney Registry is open to people who need to access our services in-person.

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Our Canberra Registry has re-opened

1/11/2021

Our Canberra Registry is now open to visitors and AAT service users.

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In-person hearings in our Melbourne and Sydney registries

29/10/2021

Until further notice, in-person hearings in our Melbourne and Sydney registries will only proceed when all parties, representatives and other participants are willing to show evidence that they have been fully vaccinated.

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Visiting our Hobart Registry

15/10/2021

Our Hobart Registry has reopened following the Southern Tasmanian lockdown. However, all visitors will be required to wear a face mask until Friday 22 October under the public health orders.

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AAT Corporate Plan 2021–22

8/09/2021

We have published our Corporate Plan 2021–22.

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Review of decisions for citizens of Afghanistan

3/09/2021

We consider a range of factors in reviewing protection cases and family/partner visa decisions.

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Four members reappointed to the AAT

20/08/2021

The Attorney-General has announced the reappointment of 4 members

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

12/08/2021

Our Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney registries are closed to visitors until further notice.

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

5/08/2021

Our Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney registries are closed to visitors until further notice

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

2/08/2021

Our Brisbane and Sydney registries are closed to visitors until further notice

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

28/07/2021

Our Sydney registry is closed to visitors until further notice.

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

20/07/2021

Our Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide registries are closed to visitors until further notice.

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

15/07/2021

Our Sydney and Melbourne registries are closed to visitors until further notice

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Translation of fact sheets

12/07/2021

We have translated some of our fact sheets into selected languages

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

5/07/2021

Our Sydney registry is closed to visitors until further notice.

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Changes to our application fees on 1 July 2021

1/07/2021

Application fees in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal have increased from 1 July 2021.

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New migration and refugee application forms

1/07/2021

From 1 July, new applications forms for the Migration and Refugee Division are available.

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

28/06/2021

AAT Brisbane, Sydney and Perth offices are closed until further notice.

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Changes to our application fees on 1 July 2021

28/06/2021

Application fees in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will increase on 1 July 2021.

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AAT Sydney office closed until 12 July 2021

27/06/2021

We are contacting impacted people following the announcement of additional COVID-19 restrictions in NSW.

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

25/06/2021

The health of our community is our priority

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Upcoming changes to our application fees on 1 July 2021

18/06/2021

Application fees in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will increase on 1 July 2021.

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Upgrade of online services

17/06/2021

We have completed a transition to our new online services portal as of 17 June 2021.

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New survey to help improve services

26/05/2021

We have engaged ORIMA Research to undertake a feedback survey.

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Expressions of interest in appointment as a member of the AAT

16/04/2021

Expressions of interest can be submitted online on the Attorney-General’s Department website.

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Statement about part-time member pay

16/04/2021

The AAT Registrar recently outlined, before a Senate committee, the remuneration arrangements we have in place for part-time members.

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Changes to the rules about lawyers giving immigration assistance in AAT cases

22/03/2021

If you are an Australian lawyer representing an applicant in a current case in the Migration & Refugee Division and you cease to be a registered migration agent on or after 22 March 2021, please let us know this so we can update our records.

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Revised COVID-19 special measures practice directions

4/03/2021

We have updated the special measures practice directions made last year to facilitate operations while COVID-19 impacts our services.

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

18/02/2021

The health of our community is our priority

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Visiting the AAT during COVID-19

12/02/2021

The health of our community is our priority

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Visiting AAT Perth and other offices during Covid-19

31/01/2021

The health of the wider community is our priority – updated 31 January 2021

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