More than 250 Comm Games visitors still in Australia

The true number of Commonwealth Games athletes and officials who have remained in Australia has finally been confirmed.

Australian Border Force bosses have been facing questions at a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra, revealing 255 people are still in the country.

Officials say 8,103 people arrived in Australia on special Commonwealth Games visas.


7,848 of those people have gone home.

205 people are now on bridging visas allowing them to remain in the country, with the majority of those applying for protection visas.

Around “10 or 12” have applied for different visa types.

Border Force has confirmed that 50 people remain here “unlawfully” after overstaying their visas.

Efforts are now underway to track them down with those people facing deportation.