Department of Immigration and Citizenship
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship enriches Australia through the well-managed entry and settlement of people. Since its establishment in 1945, the department has managed the arrival and settlement in Australia of nearly seven million migrants from 200 countries. The department is committed to ensuring that it is open and accountable, deals fairly and reasonably with clients and has staff who are well trained and supported. The department’s motto is ‘people our business’.