Refugee and Asylum Seekers

COVID-19 NOTICE: Due to the current public health emergency (COVID-19) JusticeNet’s Pro Bono Connect is now being operated remotely and our physical offices are closed. As a result, there may be some delays in service delivery and telephone contact will be limited. We are also unable to receive applications for pro bono legal assistance by post during this period. If you are seeking pro bono legal assistance, then please contact us using our online application form at the link below. We are grateful for your understanding.

How the Service can help

JusticeNet coordinates free legal help for refugees and asylum seekers who are applying for judicial review. We will obtain a legal opinion about an applicant's situation and, where there is sufficient legal merit, we will endeavour to refer applicants for representation in the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court.

How to apply to JusticeNet for assistance

If you, or your client, has received an adverse decision from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the Immigration Assessment Authority you can make an application to JusticeNet.

JusticeNet now has an online application form for Refugee and Asylum seeker matters.

Click here to apply online.

Alternatively, you can download a PDF application form here. The application form includes a detailed information sheet providing further instructions for intending applicants.

Completed applications forms and all relevant supporting documents should be sent to us via email: [email protected] 

Contact us

We are no longer able to assist applicants to complete our application form. The application form includes a detailed information sheet providing instructions for intending applicants. 

Thank you

JusticeNet acknowledges the support of the following individuals and organisations in 2019:

  • our members and network of pro bono lawyers in public and private practice
  • Lipman Karas
  • The Department of Human Services (Grants SA)
  • The University of Adelaide Law School
  • South Australian Bar Association