Australian Visa Applications: Fee Increases from 1 July 2023

By Elly Fleming

25 May 2023

The 2023-24 Federal Budget for the Australian Government, handed down on the 9th of May, has forecast the following increases in visa application charges from 1 July 2023:

  • Visitor, working holiday, work and holiday, training, temporary activity and temporary work (short stay specialist) visas will increase by 15%;
  • Business innovation and investment visas will increase by 40%;
  • Other visas (apart from Pacific Engagement visa and Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Visas) will increase by 6%.

These increases will apply to applications lodged on or after 1 July 2023. To avoid increased costs where possible it’s advisable to lodge visa applications prior to 1 July 2023.

Get legal / immigration advice

If you are not sure if you have a right to enter Australia or which visa matches what you want to do in Australia, get legal/immigration advice before you travel or submit your visa application.

Being refused a visa or entry to Australia can be very costly and detrimental to your immigration history.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this publication is of a general nature and is not intended as legal advice. It is important that you seek legal advice that is specific to your circumstances.

Elly Fleming

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