Depending on the reason your visa was refused will determine if applying to the AAT will assist you in overturning the Refusal decision. The AAT can either affirm the Department of Home Affairs’ decision; overturn the decision or remit the application back to the Department to reconsider.
Due to the long wait time for an AAT appeal to be listed and heard sometimes it is more beneficial to reapply for the visa if the reason for refusal can be overcome.
The best option will depend on individual circumstances. If you have received a Visa Refusal, it is important to seek professional advice immediately due to strict deadlines. You will also be eligible for a Bridging Visa to remain in Australia if you are in Australia when you receive the decision.
Make the most of this chance to appeal to the AAT to secure your future plans in Australia.