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Immigration Timeline

Since 1945, the department has helped build the nation through migration; managing Australia's vast borders; welcoming internationally displaced persons; and developing and applying migration policies. On this page you can see the history of the department by decade.
See:
Immigration History 1945 – 1955
Immigration History 1956 – 1965
Immigration History 1966 – 1975
Immigration History 1976 – 1985
Immigration History 1986 – 1995
Immigration History 1996 – 2005
Immigration History 2006 – today