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.