What is the change? Australia has announced an increase in application fees for most visa classes, effective July 1.

  • Implementation time frame: July 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: TSS (Subclass 482 visa), Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186 visa), Student visas, Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visas (Sc309/100, Sc820/100) and Contributory Parent and Aged Parent visas (Sc143/173, Sc864/884), among others.
  • Who is affected: Companies and individuals lodging visa applications.
  • Business impact: Employers and individuals should budget for the increased fees.

Additional information:

The following fee increases (in Australian dollars) will take effect July 1:

Visa Type Current Fee Fee as of July 1
Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium and Long Term Skill List $2,455 $2,587.57
Temporary Skill Shortage – Short Term Skill List $1,175 $1,238.45
Employer Nomination Scheme $3,755 $3,957.77
Student $575 $606
General Skilled Migration $3,755 $3,958
Partner (Provisional and Migrant) $7,160 $7,547
Contributory Parent and Aged Parent Between $340 and $3,855 Between $385 and 4,063

Analysis & Comments: Employers and individual visa applicants should review the new fees and make sure that applications lodged after July 1 follow the new fee schedule.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.