Visa Application Charges (VACs) will change from 1 July 2015.
These adjustments include:
A price increase in line with inflation (2.3 per cent) on visas which face strong
international competition or have been impacted by recent price increases.
o These include specific visas within the Permanent Migration Skill Stream, Skilled
Graduate, Temporary Long Stay Business (Subclass 457), Visitor and Student
A 5 per cent price increase on visas which continue to see strong demand despite
previous increases, or are likely to see a sustained volume increase through policy
changes under consideration.
o These include specific visas within the Temporary Resident Short Term Business
and Entertainment visas, Working Holiday visas, Resident Return and Retirement
Investor visas, and Contributory Parent visa streams.
A 10 per cent price increase on specific visas within the Other Family (Remaining
Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative) visas, and (non-contributory) Parent visa
streams where the underlying demand is not expected to be impacted by the price
An alignment of VAC prices where a differential currently exists for lodging an onshore
and offshore application for specific visa subclasses.
Electronic Travel Authorities (ETA), eVisa and Refugee and Humanitarian visas will not be
affected by these changes. A comprehensive list of VAC price increases is included below.
Skilled (186/7, 189/190) main applicant $3600, additional adults $1800, children $900