Australian partner visa application charges, fees and costs

Last updated: 29 May 2019

Here’s the raw data for the infographic that I created comparing partner visa application fees across the world.

I collected these partner visa fees from the Department’s website as far back as they would let me have it. When I created the infographic, the Department was still being transparent about the price increases and had on their site a full list of partner visa application charges from 2004. Now, if you search for it, it will return a ‘not found’ – I wonder why…

I’ve included the month in which they were updated as price increases were not necessarily uniform i.e. the Minister has the power to change the visa application fees at any time.

They’re divided into onshore (Partner visa subclass 820/801) and offshore (Partner visa subclass 300/100) applications as there used to be a difference in the application fees depending on where you are applying. Since 2015, with the big increase in fees to apply for a partner visa, the Australian government harmonised partner visa application costs between onshore and offshore.

I also recommend you reading the post on what to budget for your partner visa application as there are expected and unexpected fees. Read here for the true cost of partner visa applications.

Visa Subclass
Year820/801309/100
January 2004 $                   1,845 $                    1,245
April 2005 $                   1,845 $                    1,245
July 2005 $                   1,935 $                    1,305
July 2006 $                   1,990 $                    1,340
October 2006 $                   1,990 $                    1,340
January 2007 $                   1,990 $                    1,340
April 2007 $                   1,990 $                    1,340
July 2007 $                   2,060 $                    1,390
September 2007 $                   2,060 $                    1,390
January 2008 $                   2,060 $                    1,390
April 2008 $                   2,060 $                    1,390
July 2008 $                   2,105 $                    1,420
September 2008 $                   2,105 $                    1,420
October 2008 $                   2,105 $                    1,420
January 2009 $                   2,105 $                    1,420
March 2009 $                   2,105 $                    1,420
July 2009 $                   2,525 $                    1,705
September 2009 $                   2,525 $                    1,705
November 2009 $                   2,525 $                    1,705
April 2010 $                   2,525 $                    1,705
July 2010 $                   2,575 $                    1,735
November 2010 $                   2,575 $                    1,735
April 2011 $                   2,575 $                    1,735
July 2011 $                   2,960 $                    1,995
November 2011 $                   2,960 $                    1,995
January 2012 $                   2,960 $                    1,995
April 2012 $                   2,960 $                    1,995
July 2012 $                   3,060 $                    2,060
November 2012 $                   3,060 $                    2,060
January 2013 $                   3,975 $                    2,680
March 2013 $                   3,975 $                    2,680
June 2013 $                   3,975 $                    2,680
July 2013 $                   3,975 $                    2,680
September 2013 $                   4,575 $                    3,085
March 2014 $                   4,575 $                    3,085
June 2014 $                   4,575 $                    3,085
January 2015 $                   6,865 $                    6,865
June 2016 $                   6,865 $                    6,865
January 2017 $                   6,965 $                    6,965
July 2017 $                   7,000 $                    7,000
July 2018 $                   7,160 $                    7,160
July 2019 $                   7,547 $                    7,547

 

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