family reunion

Unfortunately, reduced funding means we must stop our Family Reunion assistance until further notice.

This includes stopping the:

  • Family Reunion Drop In Days on Mondays
  • Family Reunion Advice Line on Fridays

We hope to be able to start Family Reunion assistance again soon.

If you have an ongoing application to bring a family member to Australia and the Depratment of Immigration gives you a deadline, you must respond to the Department of Immigration in time.

If you do not, the application may be affected and the Department of Immgiration may refuse the application.

For more information, including what you can do if you need Family Reunion assistance, click here.



When people are forced to leave their home country due to fear of persecution or serious human rights violations, they are often separated from their family who may still be in danger. We work with these people to help reunite them with their families.

We provide assistance to recent humanitarian entrants who are now living in WA who wish to bring their family to the safety of Australia.

Because we assess each case individually and there is a very high demand for this service, waiting periods can be very long.

At this stage we only assist people on a low-income who may not have access to other help. We require people to have a Centrelink card in order to ensure that we prioritise those families who are in greatest need of our help.

The Humanitarian Group provides services under the Immigration Advice and Applications Assistance Scheme (IAAAS). For more information about IAAAS, please refer to the DIBP Fact Sheet 63.