Australian Migration Program Report 2019

The Department of Home Affairs recently published the 2018/19 Migration Program report. Today, we breakdown important stats for the Family Stream’s Partner Visa program. Learn about the number of lodgements, what the grant rate is, what the refusal rate is and more.

Migration Program Report: How Many Partner Visas Were Lodged?

A lot of you are probably dying to know how many lodgements were made last 2018/19, right? According to the Department’s recent report, there were 61,884 Partner Visa lodgements. These are the combined numbers for both offshore and onshore lodgements. Quite the number of lodgements! It is also a substantial increase when compared to the last period’s lodgements.

In the 2017/18 report, the total number of partner visa lodgements were at 57,144. A total of 4,740 or an 8.3% increase in lodgements.

Migration Program Report: How Many Partner Visas Were Granted?

One of the most frequently asked questions we have is “what is the grant rate for a partner visa?”. A lot of you would want to know this, and here are the stats from the Department.

According to the Migration Program report, from the 61,884 lodgements, 39,918 of them were granted, and currently on hand, 88,648. The refusal rate is approximately 10% or 1 in 10 applications are not granted. That’s around 5000+ very unhappy couples that were denied security around their future together.

Offshore vs. Onshore Applications

When it comes to the visa grants, we can also segment those who are lodged inside Australia and outside Australia. Among those who were lodged inside Australia, 20,490 lodgements were granted. From those who were lodged outside Australia, 19,428 lodgements were granted. That’s interesting because it shows pretty much a 50/50 split between offshore grants and onshore grants.

What else would you like to know from the report? Do you have more questions about the Partner Visa stats? Let us know in the comment section.

Need more help? Freedom Migration is happy to lend a helping hand. For more information visit our Partner Visa FAQ and Partner Visa Pathways. Need some advice? Contact us.

IMPORTANT: Please note, this does not constitute Immigration advice. Always seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent before applying for an Australian Visa. Migration Law is constantly changing. This information is accurate only at the time of publication.

  • Saiful says:

    Is there any statistics from the report how many offshore prospective marriage visa applications were launched, granted and refused according to Nationality (My interest report for Bangladesh)?

  • Mike says:

    I’m not sure how you derived a 10% refusal rate from the statistics quoted above. 39, 918 granted cases out of a total of 61,884 equates to a refusal rate of 35%

    • Emma Drynan says:

      Hey Mike, thanks for your question. We didn’t quote the onhand cases that’s why the number looks strange. We have updated the blog now with the numbers directly from the report. Thanks!

  • Dragan says:

    How many per cent marige visa approwed?

  • About the Author Emma Drynan MARN0960361

    Emma is the founder and principal migration agent at Freedom Migration. She is extremely passionate about uniting partners and families with their loved ones overseas. It might be because she's a product of a partner visa family.

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