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Immigration reform

Transforming Australia’s visa system

Government has tasked the Department with transforming Australia’s visa system to make it easier to understand, easier to navigate and more responsive to our economic, social and security interests. Australia’s visa system has served us well, but it needs modernising to meet the needs of a rising number of travellers and complex risks at the border.


About the reform

The Department has begun work to enhance the way we deliver visa and citizenship services, using the latest digital technologies to make it more efficient and easier to use for applicants, businesses and our staff. ​

Learn more about the visa reform


During public and market consultations in 2017, the Department received detailed responses from across the community and industry, which have provided valuable input towards the system’s design.

See the submissions