Changes in the Visa Application Charges (VAC)

Aust. Gov Announced Increase in VAC

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection have announced an increase in visa application charges (VAC) coming into effect as of 1st July 2017.

Spiible recognise that this will affect everyone of our clients so here is breakdown of what you need to know.

The increase in charges will affect all visa applications including the Student 500 Visa, the soon to be abolished Temporary Working Visa 457 (which ends March 2018) and the new Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Visa which will replace the 457 Visa as of March 2018.

As of 1st July 2017, the prices will be:

  • Student Visa 500: currently $550 and will increase to $560
  • Temporary Work Skilled Visa 457 (which ends March 2018): currently $1060 and will increase to $1080.
  • Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa:
    • Short / Medium Term $1200
    • Medium / Large Term $1800

You can find more detailed information on the increase in VAC on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Spiible offers a wide range of services including visa renewal, access to over 23,000 courses Australia wide and a variety of in-house events to help with adjusting to living in Australia.

If you require help or more information on how to renew your student visa please email us at

Contact Spiible today to renew and organise your visa requirements before the price increase!

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