Eligibility for HSP

Clients holding the following visas (who have been referred directly through the Humanitarian Program by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) are eligible for the HSP:

  • Refugee category (subclass 200, 201, 203 and 204) visas; and
  • Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202) visa.

Specialised and Intensive Services (Tier 3)

Subject to the Department’s approval, Specialised and Intensive Services under the HSP are available to the following additional visa holders:

  • Protection (subclass 866) visa; and
  • Temporary Protection (subclass 785), Temporary Humanitarian Stay (subclass 449), Temporary Humanitarian Concern (subclass 786) and Safe Haven Enterprise (subclass 790) visas.

Holders of these visas may be eligible for Specialised and Intensive Services for approximately five years after their arrival in Australia or five years after the grant of their onshore visa. Therefore, a client who has previously exited the HSP may re-enter the HSP to receive Specialised and Intensive Services, subject to the Department’s approval.