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Appointments to the Administrative Review Tribunal

The legislation to abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and establish the Administrative Review Tribunal (ART) has now received Royal Assent and will commence on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

The government has also released AAT Appointment Guidelines, which set out a transparent and merit-based process for the appointment (including reappointment) of members to the AAT and the initial appointments to the ART.

This page provides information on appointment opportunities for the ART and recent recruitment processes for the AAT. This page will be updated periodically as opportunities are advertised.

Members of the ART

Applications for Member level positions in the ART were advertised on 29 September and closed on 23 October 2023.

Applications for non-judicial Deputy President and Senior Member level positions in the ART were advertised on 17 November and closed on 11 December 2023.

These appointments will be for a term of up to 5 years. The transparent and merit-based process was conducted in accordance with the AAT Appointment Guidelines, and closely informed by requirements set out in the Administrative Review Tribunal Act 2024 (ART Act).

On 21 June 2024 the government announced the reappointment of 72 AAT members. These members will transition to the ART when it commences, for the remainder of their terms.

Further announcements for appointments will be made in due course.

Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar

Applications for the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar of ART were advertised on 12 March and closed on 2 April 2024.

Further information will be provided to applicants in due course.

The appointment will be for a term of 5 years and the process will be transparent and merit-based, consistent with the requirements in the ART Act 2024 and accompanying legislation.

President of the AAT

On 9 June 2023, the Honourable Justice Emilios Kyrou AO commenced as President of the AAT.

Justice Kyrou will lead the AAT through the period of reform and will become the inaugural President of the ART, once it commences, for the remainder of his term.

Additional AAT members to address the backlog

In 2023, the government made 116 additional member appointments to the AAT. These appointments arise from the government’s commitment to provide $63.4 million over 2 years to appoint additional members to the AAT to address the existing backlog of cases and the appointment of 10 new members to boost the capacity of the AAT to deal with its significant protection visa and other migration-related caseloads.