Australia's 2015-16 Migration Programme

Australia's 2015-16 Migration Programme

Every year, government considers a range of factors in setting migration levels for the next year. The Australian public’s views on the optimal size and composition of the permanent migration programme are very important in this process.

To help set 2015-16’s programme, a discussion paper provides a broad starting point for thinking about the best settings for migration levels next year. It canvasses the economic and social factors which will be taken into account in setting the programme.

A short survey is included in the discussion paper, seeking your input. All responses will be confidential.

If you are interested in Australia’s 2015-16 permanent migration programme, please read the discussion paper and complete the survey by 5 December 2014 to have your say.

For more information on the migration programme, see Fact Sheet 20.

The 2015-16 Migration Programme

Are you interested in Australia’s 2015-16 permanent migration programme?
This discussion paper provides a broad starting point for thinking about the best settings for migration levels next year. It canvasses the economic and social factors that will be taken into account in setting the programme.
At the end of the discussion paper, you will find a link to a short survey. This is intended to draw out the Australian public’s views on the optimal size and composition of the permanent migration programme. All responses will be confidential.
Please read the discussion paper and complete the survey by 5 December 2014 for your views to be included.
Australia's permanent immigration programme has two components:
  • The migration component consists of skill stream migrants, family stream migrants and special eligibility migrants.
  • The humanitarian component is for refugees and others in humanitarian need.
The planning level for the 2014-15 Migration Programme is set at 190 000 places.
The Humanitarian Programme is set at 13 750 places.
Information about the Humanitarian Programme is available
For more information please contact VISAAus.
Source:
Department of Immigration and Border Protection