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The Australian Government has just announced that Australian visa application fees will increase on the 1st of September, 2013. Usually the new fees are increased by 5% to 10%. But this year the Australian Government has decided to increase all Australian visa application across the board by 15%.

The increases are set to raise $542 million for the Australian Government over the next 4 years.


Visa Type Current Fee New Fee Increase
Working Holiday $365 $420 $55
457 Temporary Worker (Skilled) $900 $1,035 $135
Partner (Onshore) $3,975 $4,575 $600
Partner (Offshore) $2,680 $3,085 $405
General Skilled Migration $3,060 $3,520 $460
Temporary Graduate 485 $1,250 $1,440 $190
Contributory Parent 2nd VAC $42,220 $48,550 $6,330

So if you are planning your trip to Australia, our tip to you is to apply for you Australia Working Holiday Visa before the 1st of september. This way you will save $55 and be one step closer to your destination.

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Freddie /

Founded Fruit Picking Jobs with Dimi back in 2011. He did his working holiday visa back in 2007-2009 and worked on a tomato farm in Bowen as a bucket boy and had a blast! Now Freddie likes to build stuff! He focus mainly on Web Design, Development and Infrastructure.

3 Responses to “Australian Working Holiday Visa Application Fees to Increase from 1st of September 2013”

  1. adi mutohar

    oh, schocking! i got my WHV last month. Now iam in adelaide. Btw, any farm that i can do fruitpicking in adelaide at this time?

  2. Simon

    Good and clear overview of the cost increase. Let’s see how the prices develop in the near future.


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