Australian immigration note for sponsors

Anyone who sponsors a foreigner will be required to send any required notifications to the department of immigration to a centralised email address from 1 January 2016: [email protected]

Notifications by mail must be sent by registered post to the following postal addresses:

New South Wales

Sponsor Monitoring
GPO Box 9984
Sydney NSW 2001


Sponsor Monitoring
GPO Box 241
Melbourne VIC 3001


Sponsor Monitoring
GPO Box 9984
Brisbane QLD 4001

Western Australia

Sponsor Monitoring
Locked Bag 7
Northbridge WA 6865

South Australia

Sponsor Monitoring
GPO Box 2399
Adelaide SA 5001

Northern Territory

Sponsor Monitoring
GPO Box 864
Darwin NT 0801

Australian Capital Territory

Sponsor Monitoring
GPO Box 717
Canberra ACT 2601


Sponsor Monitoring
GPO Box 794
Hobart TAS 7001

The changes were specified in instrument IMMI 14/138.

Notifications are generally required to be made within 28 days of the event. The type of events where notifications must be provided are specified in subregulation 2.84(3) of the Migration Regulations. There are a range of events specified and include the cessation or expected cessation of the visa holder’s employment; a change in the visa holder’s work duties; a change in the visa holder’s address or contact information; and certain high-level personnel changes at a sponsoring company.

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