MRT / RRT Appeal


The Migration Act 1958 and the Migration Regulations specify which decisions the Tribunals can review, who may seek review of a decision, how an application for review must be made, the time limits within which applications for review must be lodged, and whether an application fee is payable. The rules vary depending on the type of matter.

The Tribunals cannot accept an application for review lodged outside the relevant time limit or which has been lodged by a person who is not entitled to apply for review. Depending on the decision under review, the person applying for review must be the visa applicant, the former visa holder, the sponsor or a close relative.

The MRT and RRT application forms contain detailed information about lodging an application for review, who can apply for review, and the time limits. These are available from the MRT- RRT website or from any registry.

Form M1 is the MRT application form for persons not in immigration detention. Form M2 is the MRT application form for persons in immigration detention. Form R1 is the RRT application form.