Migration and settlement are governed by Federal Law. It may presented in a context of a particular state, but they are the same in every state of Australia.
Eligibility issues in relation to immigration status and welfare benefits can raise significant barriers to leaving violent situations and accessing assistance.
More information about specific situations available in these documents. These documents are to be used as guidelines and not as legal advice.
Acknowledgement: inTouch, Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, Melbourne, VIC