Support for newly arrived Palestinians

This guide was prepared by the Department of Premier and Cabinet Multicultural Affairs portfolio and summarises the supports available to newly arrived Palestinians fleeing the Israel-Gaza conflict and arriving in Victoria.


Since the start of the current Israel-Gaza conflict in October 2023, the Commonwealth Government has issued over 2,200 visas to Palestinians. Although the exact number of Palestinian arrivals in Victoria is not known, it is estimated that there are approximately 150 people in Victoria who have fled Gaza. Most of those who have arrived are understood to be on visitor (subclass 600) visas.

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