The Australian Government releases some people from Immigration Detention Centres (IDC) or immigration detention facilities into the community on a Bridging Visa E (BVE).
This presentation outlines the health journey of these asylum seekers on Bridging Visa Es who have arrived by boat to Christmas Island and then have been released into the Australian community on a BVE. They may have spent time in other detention centres prior to their release.
It addresses the health access and eligibility pathways for people on Bridging Visa Es in Victoria, Australia.
These people are still classified as Asylum Seekers whilst waiting to have their application for permanent protection visa’s approved.
The presentation can be tailored to meet the needs of the presenter, but please acknowledge the work of the Victorian Refugee Health Network.