What is the Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors Programme?

The Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors Programme facilitates the provision of relevant care, supervision and support services to minors on certain visas in Australia without a parent or legal guardian, who fall under the auspices of the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 (IGOC Act), and for whom the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (the Minister) is the legal guardian. In certain circumstances, the Programme also assists minors who do not fall under the IGOC Act.

More information about the Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors Programme is available.​​​​​​​​

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