Aboriginal Australians require a valid visa to enter Australia

The Department of Home Affairs has advised that any non-citizen who does not hold a valid
visa and plans to enter Australia based on the claim they are an Aboriginal Australian must
provide evidence to support their claim prior to travel.

Aboriginal Australians must satisfy the following requirements and send their evidence to
indigenous.australians@homeaffairs.gov.au – Evidence of biological descent from
Aboriginal Australians; and Recognition by an elder or others enjoying traditional authority.

The Australian Border Force ABF will not allow a person to enter Australia without a valid
visa solely on the basis the person claims at the border they are an Aboriginal Australian.

A non-citizen seeking to enter Australia based on the claim they are an Aboriginal Australian
needs to have that claim resolved before travelling to Australia.

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