Visa application fee increase

The 2019 Federal Budget contained the following announcements and information related to the Department of Home Affairs and the migration program.

Visa Application Charges (VACs) to increase


  • Base VACs for visa all subclasses, except the Visitor Subclass 600, will increase by 5.4% from 1 July 2019
  • No increase to second instalment VACs

This is a significant increase, for a single applicant a Partner visa will increase by $384.64 and a Permanent Employer Sponsored visa will increase by $202.77

Those with dependents will face even higher increases in the total application costs.   A reminder to all potential applicants, if you qualify, lodge before July 2019.



Migration Agent ReviewsInterested applicants are invited to contact our Migration Agent Perth on 1800 875 285

Michelle Firth, Registered Migration Agent 0636086 & 0006808
18 years’ experience in employer sponsored, skilled migration and family migration.