Australian Visa Fees for Indians 2021: An overview

A large number of Indians move to Australia for employment, study, tourism and other purposes. Foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa before visiting Australia. Applicants need to fill a visa application, submit required supporting documents and pay the visa application fees to book an appointment with Australian immigration authorities to get a visa for Australia. Documentation, visa fees and associated charges vary based on the type of visa you are applying for. In this article we have listed the complete details of Australian visa fees for Indians and associated charges. 

Australian Visa Fees for Indians 2021
Australian Visa Fees for Indians

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Australian visa fee for Indians 

Australian visa fees for Indians and other charges change based on the policy of the Australian government. The current Australia visa fees from India for different categories are listed below:

Australia tourist visa fees

Tourist and business visitors: Applicants outside Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Visitor (subclass 600) – all streams except frequent traveller stream1a & 1bAUD 145
(Rs. 8095 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*
Visitor (subclass 600) – Frequent traveller streamAUD 1,065
(Rs. 59452.42 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*
Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)1cnilN/AN/A*N/A*
eVisitor (subclass 651)nilN/AN/A*N/A*
Australian vis fees for Indians: Tourist visa         

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  • 1a Visitor visa of the Subclass 600 has 5 streams.
  • 1b For an applicant who represents any foreign government and provides supporting evidence, the visa application charge is nil.
  • 1c All Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) applications processed over the internet are subject to service charges. 

N/A* suggests that additional applicants can’t apply for this visa

Australia Tourist visa fees: Applicants in Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18Subsequent temporary charge
Visitor (subclass 600) -Tourist stream only1e &1fAUD365
(Rs. 20375.71 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*AUD700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Australia tourist visa fees

Note: 1f For an applicant who represents any foreign government and provides supporting evidence, the visa application charge is nil.

N/A* suggests that additional applicants can’t apply for this visa

Working holiday: Applicants outside Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Working holiday visa (subclass 417)2aAUD 485
(Rs. 27074.58 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4466 Approx)
N/A*N/A*
Work and holiday visa (subclass 462)AUD 485
(Rs. 27074.58 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*
Australia tourist visa fees

2a Under certain circumstances, applicants may be exempt from paying the non-internet application charge. 

N/A* suggests that additional applicants can’t apply for this visa

Working holiday: Applicant in Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18Subsequent temporary application charge
Working holiday visa (subclass 417)2bAUD 485
(Rs. 27074.58 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4465.91 Approx)
N/A*N/A*N/A
Work and holiday visa (subclass 462)2cAUD 485
(Rs. 27074.58 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*AUD700
(Rs.39076.71 Approx)
Australia tourist visa fees

2b Under certain circumstances, applicants may be exempt from paying the non-internet application charge.

2c The subsequent temporary application charges may be applicable if you are in Australia at the time of visa application. 

N/A* suggests that additional applicants can’t apply for this visa

Retirement visa: Applicant in and outside Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Investor retirement visa (subclass 405)3aAUD 365
(Rs. 20375.71 Approx)
N/AAUD 185
(Rs. 10327.42 Approx)
AUD90
(Rs. 5024.15 Approx)
Retirement visa (subclass 410)3bAUD 410
(Rs. 22887.79 Approx)
N/AAUD 210
(Rs. 11723.01 Approx)
AUD100
(Rs. 5582.39)
Australia tourist visa fees

3a The second instalment of AUD12,990 of the Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405) is payable per applicant, before the visa is issued. 

3b The Retirement visa (subclass 410) is not available to a new or first-time visa applicant except for partners of existing or former Retirement visa holders. 

Medical treatment visa: Applicant outside Australia 

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Medical treatment visa (subclass 602)4aNilN/ANilNil
Australia tourist visa fees

4a For Medical treatment visa (subclass 602), only individuals who are included in the passport of another person may combine their application with that person. 

Medical treatment visa: Applicant in Australia 

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18Subsequent temporary application charge 
Medical treatment visa (subclass 602)4a & 4cAUD 315
(Rs. 17584.52 Approx) 
N/AAUD 155
(Rs. 8652.70 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4465.91 Approx)
N/A
Medical treatment visa (subclass 602)4dNilN/ANilNilN/A
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4a For Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602), only individuals who are included in the passport of another person may combine their application with that person. 

4c The Medical Treatment visas (subclass 602) applied for inside Australia count toward subsequent temporary application charge. 

4d A representative of a foreign government may be exempt from paying visa application fees.

Transiting through Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Medical treatment visa (subclass 771)5aNilN/AN/A*N/A*
Australia tourist visa fees

5a If the applicant stays in Australia for longer than 72 hours, he/she won’t be eligible for a transit visa and should obtain another type of visa.

N/A* i.e. Additional applicants are not eligible for this visa.

Australian student visa fees:

Australia student visa fees are listed below based on the types of visa:

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18Subsequent temporary application charge 
Student visa (subclass 500)6a 6b & 6dAUD 620
(Rs. 34610.80 Approx)
AUD 460
(Rs. 25678.98 Approx)
AUD 150
(Rs. 8373.58)
AUD 700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Student visa (subclass 500)6eAUD 620
(Rs. 34610.80 Approx)
AUD 460
(Rs. 25678.98 Approx)
AUD 150
(Rs. 8373.58)
AUD 700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Student visa (subclass 500) – Foreign Affairs or Defence sectorNilNilNilNil
Student visa (subclass 500) – Postgraduate research sectorAUD 620
(Rs. 34610.80 Approx)
NilNilNil
Student Guardian (subclass 590)6c  6dAUD 620
(Rs. 34610.80 Approx)
NilNilAUD 700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Australia student visa fees

6a Secondary exchange students or students applying for courses approved by the Commonwealth to study in Australia and their family members making a combined application with students might not have to pay the base application fee.

6b If you are applying for a new Student visa (subclass 500) because of an education provider default, the basic application charge will not be applicable. 

6c If you are applying for a new Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) because of an education provider default, the base application charge will not be applicable. 

6d Subsequent temporary application charge (STAC) may be applicable if you are in Australia at the time of application. You may be exempt from this charge if you recently held or currently hold a visa granted because of an education provider default.  

6e The base application charge will be waived if you are a subsequent entrant of a student employed with the foreign affairs or defence sector.

Training visa: Applicant outside Australia

Visa subclassBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Training visa (subclass 407)AUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4465.91 Approx)
Australia student visa fees

Training visa: Applicant in Australia

7a The subsequent temporary application charges may be applicable if you are in Australia at the time of visa application. 

Australia student visa fees: Temporary activities sponsorship 

Sponsorship

Type of applicationFee
Temporary activities sponsorship AUD 420
(Rs. 23446.02 Approx)
Temporary activities sponsorship made by Commonwealth agencyNil
Australia student visa fees

Nomination

Visa subclassFee
Nomination for Training visa (subclass 407)AUD 170
(Rs. 9490.06 Approx)
Australia student visa fees

Australia student visa fees: Graduate

Applicant outside Australia 

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Training visa (subclass 485)8a & 8bAUD 1650
(Rs. 92109.38 Approx)
N/AAUD 825
(Rs. 46054.69 Approx)
AUD415
(Rs. 23166.91 Approx)
Australia student visa fees

8a The non-internet application charge will not be applicable to members of the family unit applying for a visa to join the visa holder in Australia. 

8b Only the members of family unit who want to join (subclass 485) visa holders in Australia can apply from outside Australia.  

Applicant in Australia 

Visa subclassBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18Subsequently temporary application charge
Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)AUD 1650
(Rs. 92109.38 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4465.91 Approx)
AUD 825
(Rs. 46054.69 Approx)
AUD 415
(Rs. 23166.91 Approx)
N/A
Australia student visa fees

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Australian work visa fees:

Temporary visas: Applicant outside Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18
Temporary work (Short stay Specialist) visa (Subclass 400)9aAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4464.91 Approx)
Temporary Activity visa (Subclass 408)9b & 9cAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4464.91 Approx)
Temporary work- International Relations – Government Agreement stream – subclass 4039dAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4464.91 Approx)
Temporary work- International Relations – Foreign Government Agency stream – visa (subclass 403) 9dAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4464.91 Approx)
Temporary work- International Relations – Domestic  worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream – visa (subclass 403) –9dAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*
Temporary work – International Relations – Privilege and Immunities stream -visa (subclass 403)NilN/ANilNil
Temporary work – (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) – Seasonal Worker Program stream – visa (subclass 403)AUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*
Temporary work -(International Relations) – Pacific Labour Scheme stream – visa (subclass 403)AUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*
Temporary Skill shortage – short-term stream -visa (subclass 482)AUD 1,265
(Rs. 70617.19 Approx)
N/AAUD 1,265
(Rs. 70617.19 Approx)
AUD 320
(Rs. 17863.64 Approx)
Temporary Skill shortage – Medium-term stream – visa (subclass 482)AUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13)
N/AAUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13)
AUD 660
(Rs. 36843.75 Approx)
Temporary Skill Shortage – Labour agreement stream -visa (subclass 482)AUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13)
N/AAUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13)
AUD 660
(Rs. 36843.75 Approx)
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)9iAUD 4,045
(Rs. 225807.55 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,025
(Rs. 113043.33 Approx)
AUD 1,010
(Rs. 56382.11 Approx)
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)9iAUD 4,045
(Rs. 225807.55 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,025
(Rs. 113043.33 Approx)
AUD 1,010
(Rs. 56382.11 Approx)
Australia work visa fees

9a The following applicants might be exempt from charge:

  • A visa applicant representing a foreign government. 
  • A class of applicants specified by the Minister in a legislative instrument. 

9b You might be exempt from visa application charge if you are working in the entertainment industry in event for organisation that is:

  • A charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
  • A foreign government agency, Embassy or Consulate. 
  • A State and Territory Government or Commonwealth Government Agency. 
  • A government-funded event specified by the Minister in a legislative instrument. 

9c Visa application charge might not be applicable or reduced if you belong to a class of person participating in an activity specified by the Minister in a legislative instrument.  

9d You might be exempt from visa application charge if you are:

  • A diplomatic, official or service passport holder.
  • Having a third person note of support for the visa application from a government agency or government of your country. 

N/A* means that additional applicants can’t apply for this visa. 

Temporary visas: Applicant in Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge under 18Subsequently temporary application charge
Temporary activity visa (Subclass 408)9e, 9f & 9gAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4465.91 Approx)
AUD 700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Temporary work – International Relations) visa – Government Agreement stream – (subclass 403)9hAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4465.91 Approx)
N/A
Temporary work – International Relations – Foreign Government Agency stream –  cisa (subclass 403)9hAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
AUD 80
(Rs. 4465.91 Approx)
N/A
Temporary work – International Relations – Domestic worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream – visa (subclass 403) 9hAUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*N/A
Temporary work – International Relations – Pacific Labour Scheme stream – visa (subclass 403AUD 310
(Rs. 17305.40 Approx)
N/AN/A*N/A*N/A*
Temporary skill shortage visa – Short-term stream – (subclass 482)9eAUD 1,265
(Rs. 70617.19 Approx)
N/AAUD 1,265
(Rs. 70617.19 Approx)
AUD 320
(Rs. 17863.64 Approx)
AUD 700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Temporary skill shortage visa – Medium-term stream – (subclass 482) 9eAUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13 Approx)
AUD 660
(Rs. 36843.75 Approx)
AUD 700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Temporary skill shortage visa – Labour agreement stream – (subclass 482)9eAUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,645
(Rs. 147654.13 Approx)
AUD 660
(Rs. 36843.75 Approx)
AUD 700
(Rs. 39076.71 Approx)
Skilled work regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)9iAUD 4,045
(Rs. 225807.55 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,025
(Rs. 113043.33 Approx)
AUD 1010
(Rs. 56382.11 Approx)
N/A
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) – visa (subclass 494)9iAUD 4,045
(Rs. 225807.55 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,025
(Rs. 113043.33 Approx)
AUD 1010
(Rs. 56382.11 Approx)
N/A
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9e The subsequent temporary application charge may be applicable if you are in Australia at the time of visa application.

9f You might be exempt from visa application charge if you are working in the entertainment industry in an event for an organisation that is:

  • A charity registered with Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
  • A foreign government agency, Embassy or Consulate.
  • A State and Territory Government or Commonwealth Government Agency. 
  • A Government funded event or organisation specified by a legislative Minister.

9g Your visa application charge might be waived or reduced if you are a class of person participating in an activity specified by a legislative minister. 

9h Your visa application charge might be exempt if you are:

  • A valid diplomatic, official or service passport holder.
  • Having a third person note of support for the visa application from the government or government agency of your home country. 

N/A* suggests that additional applicants can’t apply for this visa.

Temporary work sponsorship and nomination fees

Sponsorship

Type of applicationFee
Temporary activities sponsorshipAUD 420 
(Rs. 23446.02 Approx)
Standard business sponsorship (subclass 482 and 494)AUD 420
(Rs. 23446.02 Approx)
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Nomination

Visa subclassFee
Temporary skill shortage visa (subclass 482) – Short-term streamAUD 330
(Rs. 18421.88 Approx)
Temporary skill shortage visa (subclass 482) – Medium-term streamAUD 330(Rs. 18421.88 Approx)
Temporary skill shortage visa (subclass 482) – Labour agreement streamAUD 330
(Rs. 18421.88 Approx)
Australia work visa fees

Maritime crew

Application outside Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge for under 18
Maritime Crew visa (Subclass 988)10aNilN/AN/A*N/A*
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10a The maritime crew visa is usually issued to the crew of non-military ships and is generally not available for air travel to Australia. 

N/A* means additional applicants are not eligible for this visa.

Employer sponsored migration

Applicant in or outside Australia

Visa subclassNoteBase application chargeNon-internet application chargeAdditional charge for 18+Additional charge for under 18
Employer nomination scheme (subclass 186)11a & 11bAUD 4,045
(Rs. 225807.55 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,025
(Rs. 113043.33 Approx)
AUD1010
(Rs. 56382.11 Approx)
Regional sponsor migration scheme (subclass 187)11a & 11bAUD 4,045
(Rs. 225807.55 Approx)
N/AAUD 2,025
(Rs. 113043.33 Approx)
AUD1010
(Rs. 56382.11 Approx)
Australia student visa fees

11a For applicants aged equal to or above 18 at the time of application and who are considered as not having functional English, the second instalment is:

  • For main applicants: AUD9,800
  • For secondary applicants: AUD4,890

11b An applicant nominated by any religious institution doesn’t have to pay any second instalment of the visa application charge. 

Employer nomination fees

ENS(Employer Nomination  Scheme) (subclass 186)
Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187)
Position in a designated regional areaPosition not in a designated regional area
Direct Entry streamENS AUD 540
(Rs. 30144.89 Approx)
AUD 540
(Rs. 30144.89 Approx)
Direct Entry streamRSMS (Nil)AUD 540
(Rs. 30144.89 Approx)
Labour Agreement EntryNilAUD 540
(Rs. 30144.89 Approx)
Temporary Residence Transition EntryNilAUD 540
(Rs. 30144.89 Approx)
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11c The applicant should be positioned in a designated regional area within Australia except for Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Perth. 

11d An employer who wishes to sponsor professionals through RSMS might have to pay an extra charge to seek advice from the RCB (Regional Certifying Body)

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While applying for an Australian visa, keep in mind that due to the exchange rate fluctuation, the Australian visa fees for Indians in INR (Indian Rupees) may vary during that year. 

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