From 1 July 2024, the Australian Government has implemented a significant increase in student visa fees. Now the visa application fee will increase from AUS$710 to AUS$1,600, which represents an increase of 125% from the previous fee.

This increase reflects the increasing value of education in Australia and reflects the Government’s commitment to restore integrity to the international education sector.

In the statement, the Government said that this increase will help fund a number of important initiatives in education and migration, including the ongoing implementation of Australia’s Migration Strategy.

Australia’s Home Minister said that this change will help us restore integrity to the international education system, and create a migration system that is fairer, shorter and works better for Australia. The current student visa fees in Canada and the United States are CDN$150 (AUS$165) and US$185 (AUS$280), respectively.