Migration Costs

There are a variety of costs associated with migration to Australia.  Often it is necessary to migrate to Australia with viable employment or an existing business available to support your lifestyle and your family.  In general, the policy of the Australian Government has only been to limit migration to skilled or business migration in number.  Australia only accepts a limited number of applications for immigration in each category each year.

Migration Agent Fees

Below we have listed estimates for the various migration agent services.

Permanent Residency Services Employer Sponsored Migration
General Skilled Migration
Business Skills Entry
Partner Migration
Child Migration
Parent Migration
Other Family Migration
Special Migration
Humanitarian Offshore
Onshore Protection
$2,500 – $5,000
$1,500 – $3,960
$3,500 – $10,000
$1,500 – $3,500
$1,500 – $3,500
$1,500 – $3,850
$1,500 – $3,500
$2,000 – $5,000
$1,000 – $3,900
$1,200 – $4,400
Temporary Residency Services Students
Temporary Business
Temporary Non-business
$400 – $1,800
$1,500 – $4,400
$500 – $2,750
Other Review Application
$1,400 – $4,000
$375 – $3,000

Note: Fees quoted are in Australian Dollars and include GST

Fees charged for work performed can vary as a result of a number of factors.

A registered migration agent might charge lower fees due to:

  • their inexperience as an agent
  • the desire to enter a particular market
  • their desire to assist in unusual circumstances
  • the ease of that particular application
  • the applicant having already partly completed the assignment
  • the current marketplace fee levels.

An registered migration agent might charge higher fees due to:

  • their level of experience as a senior registered migration agent
  • the specific difficulties or complexities of a particular case
  • the costs associated with running a larger business or practice
  • the desire of the applicant for high personal levels of service

You should check with your registered migration agent whether there are additional charges that are not included in the quoted fees, for example; photocopying, phone calls and couriers.

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