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Migration & Citizenship: Government Acts, Regulations & Cases

A guide to help you find legislation and other information about Migration and Citizenship

Finding Australian Acts


This is the official site for Australian Commonwealth legislation, and contains the most up to date full text of all relevant Acts.

It also contains:

  • Historical versions of current legislation for approximately the last 30 years, including amendment information.

  • Older versions of legislation that is no longer in force.

Here is a list of Commonwealth Acts relating to migration and citizenship:


Finding Australian Regulations


These can be also be found in the Federal Register of Legislation. Note that in this database, Regulations are also referred to as Legislative Instruments.

Here is a list of Commonwealth Regulations relating to migration and citizenship:

Other library databases


These databases all have special features that allow you to find relevant cases and other associated materials.