MIGRATION AND REFUGEE DIVISION

Migration And Refugee Division

The Migration and Refugee Division (MRD or MR Division) reviews decisions made by officers of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to refuse or cancel visas. We also review decisions relating to approval and cancellation of sponsorship and nomination.
The decisions which used to be reviewed in the former Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal are now reviewed in our Migration and Refugee Division.

The available avenues of appeal will depend on the type of visa which was applied for, and whether you are currently onshore or offshore. The refusal letter which you will receive from the Department will outline the reasons for the refusal, and avenues that may exist through which you can appeal the decision, as well as the relevant time limits within which an appeal must be made. It is important to note that these time limits are strictly enforced, and the Tribunal hearing the appeal will not address an appeal which is made out of time.

You can refer to this link for further details:
http://www.aat.gov.au/migration-and-refugee-division