Refugee Review Tribunal

Appeals to the RRT

This tribunal reviews decisions that are made by the department from the Onshore Refugee Unit.

The tribunal only reviews cases relating to the refusal of a grant for a protection visa for people who arrive in Australia claiming to be refugees seeking protection upon arrival.

If the applicant’s application review is upheld once again, the RRT directs the department to substitute its decision for the decision of the department and the application then is deemed to be satisfied and the department is to process the application to finality and issue the visa.