Advice and Casework

RAILS is an independent not-for-profit community legal centre specialising in refugee and immigration law. It provides free legal advice and assistance to disadvantaged people. RAILS provides legal help to people who have cases before the Department of Immigration, Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and sometimes take cases of public interest to the courts. However, RAILS has a small staff and cannot take on all cases. Our minimal resources do not allow us to take on many genuine cases in need.
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RAILS provides a range of community and professional legal education resources and programs.
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Law and Policy Reform

RAILS participates in law reform activities in order to ensure our clients' best interests are represented in the formulation and application of refugee and immigration law, policy and procedures. Find out more