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Australia's 2021-22 Migration Program

​​​​Australia's permanent Migration Program is carefully designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes that meet Australia's needs.

The Migration Program is planned annually, with program settings announced as part of the Federal Budget each year.

Each year the Department of Home Affairs undertakes comprehensive consultation to inform the make-up of the Migration Program, including advice from states and territories, government agencies, industry, academia and the public.​

Request for public submissions​​

The Department is now inviting public submissions as part of the 2021-22 Migration Program planning process. We welcome submissions regarding Australia's permanent migration needs, including views on the size and composition of the 2021-22 Migration Program. ​Submissions will inform Australia’s Migration Program settings to support strong outcomes for all Australians over the long term.

To assist with submissions, the Planning Australia's 2021-22​ Migration Program Discussion Paper​ has been prepared. When compiling your submission, you may also wish to refer to some of the following information:

Please note, the deadline for submissions has been extended. The Department invites written submissions to migration.policy@homeaffairs.gov.au by close of busi​ness on Wednesday 10 February 2021.​