IARC helps vulnerable Australian citizens, migrants living in Australia and people seeking asylum to navigate Australian immigration laws. We specialise in providing free, expert, and confidential legal advice and assistance, and also deliver education and training, and undertake law and policy reform, with regards to Australian immigration and citizenship laws.
Our clients are financially disadvantaged and frequently have low level English language skills, have experienced past torture and trauma, and are frequently domestic violence survivors. Our work is mostly focused on the areas of family and humanitarian migration including reuniting families and keeping families together. People on partner or spousal visas, family visas, carer visas, and protection visas are also a focus for us. Providing immigration advice to the LGBTIQ community and to people with disability, and where there is family violence is also a focus of our work.
IARC produces information guides and conducts education and information seminars for legal professionals, other service providers, and for members of the public.
IARC also provides law students with opportunities to develop their skills and experience through PLT placements and volunteer work with our team.