July 2015 Changes – New Visa Pricing Commences

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs Service will merge into one Department on 1 July 2015, forming the Australian Border Force.  The Visa Application Charges (VACs) will increase on the same date.

The new website for the Australian Border Force will operate on 1 July 2015 at www.border.gov.au

In light of the 2015-2016 budget, the VACs have also increased for many Australian Immigration Visa Types.  You can now view the 1 July 2015 Visa Pricing Leaflet as produced by the Department.

To avoid the new fees, lodge your visa application prior to 1 July 2015.  It is also anticipated that a new Skilled Occupation List will be released on 1 July 2015.


Please note this information is for general purposes only and we do not guarantee its accuracy.