Agents Gateway

Legislation and Policy

The links to information on this page will help you keep up-to-date with migration and citizenship law and policy.

Legislation and regulations

A list of migration and citizenship laws and related information is on the Legislation and Regulations page on the department's website. This includes:

  • information and updates on legislation changes
  • notices published in the Government Gazette
  • information about judicial review and policy developments.

See: Legislation and Regulations


LEGENDcom is an electronic database of core migration and citizenship legislation and policy documents. Many agents already access LEGENDcom as part of their professional library.

Visit the LEGENDcom web page to:

  • find out what LEGENDcom provides
  • view a sample of LEGENDcom
  • find out how to subscribe to this service.

See: LEGENDcom

For subscribers who already use LEGENDcom:
See: Logon to LEGENDcom

Legislation databases

A range of external databases can be used to find and view legislation relating to migration and citizenship.
Australian Law Online

Worker protection legislation

A list of Legislative Instruments relating to Worker Protection and information on the September 2009 Subclass 457 Worker Protection changes is available.
Legislative Instruments (Migration Regulations) - Worker Protection  
Subclass 457 - Worker Protection Legislation and Policy Documents Updates 

Questions about migration law and policy

If you have a question about a particular part of migration law or policy, you may find help in Frequently Asked Questions for Agents. Migration agents are also encouraged to consult with their colleagues about policy issues.
See: Agents resources