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Posted on December 27 2022

Cost of applying Australia PR visa in 2023 – A guide

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Why invest in Australia PR?

  • Australia is reputed for decades of uninterrupted annual growth in the economy, which is unparalleled by other economies of the world.
  • The proportion of workers in the 25 to 64 age group is the ninth highest in the world. Approximately 47% of the workforce of Australia has a tertiary qualification.
  • The geographic location of Australia gives the country a distinct advantage in two ways:
    • The country has strong geographic, cultural, and trade links with the Indo-Pacific region well-known for its fast-paced growth
    • Australia’s location provides a bridge with round-the-clock connectivity between the major time zones of the world in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
  • Australia has a stable parliamentary democracy. The country’s quality of governance is one of the best in the world. Australia ranked fourteenth in 2020 in the World Bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators (2021).
  • Australia has world-class infrastructure. The country has ports that are strategically located, rail and road transport networks that are well-planned, and logistics chains that are efficient and designed with business requirements in mind.

Australia PR Visa

To become a permanent resident of Australia you have to apply for and be granted an Australia PR visa. The visa will allow you to indefinitely stay in Australia. Few skilled work visas and family visas are the most common examples of Australia PR visas.

About Australia PR visa

Holding an Australia PR visa, you can

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely
  • Apply for bank loans for the purpose of buying property
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as your travel facility allows.
  • Study and work in Australia
  • Sponsor relatives who are eligible for Australia PR
  • Attend English language classes available for free that Adult Migrant English Program provides
  • Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s national health scheme
  • Apply for citizenship in Australia (in case you are eligible)
  • Work in New Zealand

What Australia PR visa holders cannot do are the following:

  • Possess an Australian passport
  • Access student loans
  • Obtain ongoing work in the Government of Australia
  • Cast a vote in elections conducted for the Australian Government (unless your enrolment as a British subject is done prior to January 26, 1984
  • Join the Australian Defense Force
  • Come back to Australia from abroad without a travel facility deemed valid

Steps to apply

  • Choose a visa category for yourself that suits you based on your purpose. This may be work-based or family-based.
  • Verify that you have the eligibility to apply for an Australia PR visa. Check your eligibility online using the Y-Axis Australia Immigration Points Calculator.
  • Apply online through the DHA site for an Australia PR visa. Ensure that you have submitted all necessary documents and information.
  • Wait for the result of your application. The process could take weeks together.
  • Once your application is approved, get ready to travel to Australia with your Australia PR visa. The visa will be valid for five years. After four years of permanent residency, you can apply for Australian citizenship.

Break-down of Australia PR Visa Fees

Take a look at the cost of Australia PR visa and the specific costs involved in it.

Government Visa Processing Fees

Primary applicant


Secondary applicant

Child applicant


Skill Assessment Fees

AUD298.44 to AUD948
English Language Assessment


State Sponsorship (If applicable)

Medical Test Fees

AUD29.57 to AUD98.55

Visa Label Fees



The total cost of an Australia PR visa could come up to AUD 8,000 tp AUD9,000.

If you are willing to migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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