All Myanmar citizens temporarily in Australia are allowed to stay in the country indefinitely if affected by ongoing unrest
Students and other short-term visa holders from Myanmar will be allowed to stay in Australia until it is safe to return home.
The federal government is writing to all Myanmar citizens temporarily in Australia with advice on how to stay.
Various options will be made available, including the granting of new visas.
‘These arrangements will support Myanmar nationals in Australia who are affected by the ongoing unrest in Myanmar, consistent with Australia’s international obligations,’ Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said.
‘Australia continues to strongly urge the Myanmar security forces to exercise restraint and refrain from violence against civilians, release those detained arbitrarily and engage in dialogue.’
Protesters taking part in a demonstration against the military coup on ‘Global Myanmar Spring Revolution Day’ in Kyaukme in Myanmar’s Shan State