Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

Other complaints handling or review bodies


Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian government and some non-government bodies.

On 1 July 2015, the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) were merged with the AAT.  Visa and visa cancellation decisions that could be reviewed in the former MRT and RRT are now reviewd in the AAT's Migration and Refugee Division.
Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Australian Human Rights Commission 

The Australian Human Rights Commission investigates complaints of discrimination or breaches of human rights under federal laws.
Australian Human Rights Commission

Privacy Commissioner 

The Privacy Commissioner handles complaints from people who think their personal information has been mishandled by an Australian or ACT Government agency or a private sector organisation.
Privacy Commissioner

State Law Societies & Legal Profession Boards 

If your complaint relates to a Registered Migration Agent who is also an Australian Legal Practitioner you can also complain to the relevant state or territory agency. If the Australian Legal Practitioner is in:

  • the Australian Capital Territory and is a:
    • Solicitor, contact the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory
      ACT Law Society 
    • Barrister, the Australian Capital Territory Bar Association is the appropriate body to contact
      ACT Bar Association 

A useful summary of these agencies' activities is available.
Lawlink Website