Department of Australian Immigration, through the years.


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Department of Australian Immigration Name Changes.

From the 20th December 2017, the Australian Government Department that deals with Immigration is called the Department of Home Affairs.

The Department of Home Affairs was first created on the 1 January 1901, but did not deal with Immigration. That was dealt with by the Department of External Affairs, also created on that date.

These two departments joined together on the 14th November 1919, under the new name: Department of Home and Territories.

On the 10th December 1928, this name was again changed to the Department of Home Affairs.

Between 1928 and 2017, there were twelve more name changes for this department, culminating on the 20th December 2017, when it was renamed again as the Department of Home Affairs.


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Here is the history of the Immigration Department since Australian Federation.

  • Department of External Affairs. From: 1 January 1901.
  • Department of Home and Territories. From: 14 November 1916.
  • Department of Home Affairs. From: 10 December 1928.
  • Department of the Interior. From: 12 April 1932.
  • Department of the Interior. From: 26 April 1939.
  • Department of Immigration. From: 13 July 1945.
  • Department of Labor and Immigration. From: 12 June 1974.
  • Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (DIEA). From: 22 December 1975.
  • Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs (DILGEA). From: 24 July 1987.
  • Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (DIEA). From 24 March 1993.
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA). From: 11 March 1996.
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA). From: 26 November 2001.
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA). From: 27 January 2006.
  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). From: 30 January 2007.
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). From: 18 September 2013.
  • Department of Home Affairs (DHA). From: 20 December 2017.

In 2017, the Australian Border Force, a Government department founded on the 1st July 2015, came under the Department of Home Affairs.

Prior to that, from 22 May 2009, it was the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and from 1 July 1985 it was the Australian Customs Service.
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