Medical Evacuation
Response Group


Latest Update – December 4, 2019

Unfortunately the Australian Government has repealed (cancelled) the Medevac laws.

We know that this news is extremely difficult for all people going through the Medevac process.

We are working to understand what this will mean for your Medevac application. We will continue to support you and other people in PNG and Nauru through this change.

When more information about the impact of this decision is available, we will provide it to you. If you have made an application to MERG in the past, our team will contact you as soon as possible.

Our same contact options remain available either through email: or Whatsapp: 0426 679 247.

What is the Medical Evacuation Response Group?


The Medical Evacuation Response Group (Medevac Group) is a partnership of specialist refugee support organisations who are working together to ensure the safe, orderly and effective implementation of applications under the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act, known as the Medevac legislation.
The staff supporting the work of the Medevac Group include doctors, caseworkers, counsellors and lawyers. The organisations who are partners in the Medevac Group include the Refugee Council of Australia, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Asylum Seekers Centre Sydney, Human Rights Law Centre, Refugee Legal, National Justice Project, Refugee Advice and Casework Service, Amnesty International Australia and more.

The Medevac Group is independent of the Australian, Nauruan and Papua New Guinea Governments.





The Medevac Group process for applications for medical transfer from Nauru and Manus Island under the new legislation is outlined in the flowchart below.

Medevac chart flow chart