How much does a Skilled Visa for Australia cost?

How much does a Skilled Visa for Australia cost?

Australia is an attractive destination for skilled workers seeking a better and fulfilling life abroad. Undoubtedly, Australia has excellent career opportunities, high standards of living, and a robust economy. The country also ranks top in the UN’s in the UN Human Development Index, and also in the Better Life Index released by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The government of Australia welcomes thousands of talented and qualified professionals through Australia General skilled migration program. The program aims at attracting and welcoming highly skilled foreign workers planning to live and work in Australia, and fill its labor shortage needs. Visa categories in the General Skilled Migration program follow a points-based system, and are either independent, State / Territory sponsored or family-sponsored permanent visas.

Skilled migrants in Australia have very high labor market participation rates that eventually help in stimulating economic growth and employment.


Who is eligible for General Skilled Migration Program?

To apply under the GSM category, you must:


  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect
  • Obtain a minimum of 65 points
  • Receive an invitation to apply
  • Be under 45 years of age
  • Have at least competent level of English language skills
  • Have your skills assessed by the Australian assessing authority designated to assess your nominated occupation.
  • Undergo a medical assessment, and show that you are in reasonably good health
  • Be of good character


Skilled Visa Application Cost in Australia

Australia immigration applicants must understand the cost or fee structure related to a visa category they wish to apply for. There is no government fee involved in submitting an Expression of Interest.


Type of visa   Charges  


Visa fee for skilled visa- 189, 190, 491, and 494

The Skilled- 489, 189 and 190, 491, and 494

The Skilled- 489, 189, 190, 491, and 494


Other Costs

Medical Examination



Character Clearance (Police Check)



Certification/Translation of Documents

AU$ 4,115- for main applicant


AUS $2,055- for spouse


AUS $1030- per child of the main applicant



Payable for each person included in the application. It must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.


Paid directly to the police authorities in the country.


Paid directly to the translator


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