Onshore – Protection

The Refugee and Humanitarian programme provides options for people who are in Australia and want to apply for protection (or asylum). Depending on how you arrived in Australia, the following options are available:

You arrived in Australia legally

You can apply for a Protection visa (subclass 866).

You arrived in Australia illegally

You did not apply for a Protection visa before 1 October 2017

You must depart Australia. See Status Resolution Service for more information.

You applied for a Protection visa before 1 October 2017

You can apply for a subsequent Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785) or a subsequent Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790).