Australian Partner Visa Cost 2020

Today, we will be talking about a very scary topic for most of you  – the partner visa cost. We will talk about what changes to expect this year, the partner visa cost and everything else you need to know.

What Partner Visa Cost Changes Should We Expect this 2020?

For the last few years, the partner visa cost increase happened during the start of the new financial year which is in July. Will it increase this year? We expect that the price will go up as it does every year.

How much is the price increase? The amount is usually announced along with the Department’s budget before the 1st of July. 

Will it be a huge increase? That we don’t know. Looking at previous years, we can observe a Consumer Price Index or CPI increase of around 3% – 4%. We are expecting that the same change will happen this year.

How Much Does a Partner Visa Cost in 2020?

According to the Department of Home Affairs’ website, the current price of the partner visa is at AUD7,715 (this is only current at time of publishing). The cost is very painful, we know. Think of it as an investment for you and your partner’s future. On the brighter side, there will be no extra charges when you decide to apply for a permanent visa. The AUD 7,715 is a two-for-one visa offer. You pay for both at the start.

Are There Any Payment Plans for the Partner Visa?

One of the questions that we always get asked is “is there a payment plan for the partner visa?”. Unfortunately, the Government doesn’t have any payment plans available. If you need to finance this, you will need to arrange it privately.

Will your application include other family members?  We suggest that you consult a registered migration agent as extra applicants, unfortunately, mean extra charges.

In summary, we are happy to announce that there has been no increase so far in 2020(as of March 2020), but if there is, make sure to subscribe to our blog and we will be the first to let you know.

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.

  • Cristina says:

    Is there any other fees, like medical?

  • Nubia says:

    Hi Emma,
    I’m based in the UK and I’m looking to get help with application as a partner for Australia. Cannot call to Aus (too expensive) perhaps we can connect via zoom etc? – I’d like to hire your services if we can agree that you can help my case please.

  • Mike eastburn says:

    Hi Emma, looking to get my partner Kwanta (Thailand) a partner visa. I returned to Australia last October from Thai after health problems. We lived together as husband and wife for 5 years in Thailand. We organised a 3 year tourist visa for her to come and visit for three months in April this year but after the virus hit everything on hold. We know that we will have some wait before she can visit….any advice would be most welcome….mike Eastburn

    • Emma Drynan says:

      Hey Mike, I’m sorry to hear about your health problems, but we will need more information so we can give you an advice about your situation. Please give us a call on 07 3063 120 so we can help you and your partner further.

  • Jeremy britton says:

    with what is going on with cov 19
    Is there away I can get to Australia if my girlfriend there if she sponsors need for partner visa?

    • Emma Drynan says:

      Hi Jeremy, currently, the borders of Australia are closed and there are several travel restrictions for those who can enter the borders.

      We are currently able to help couples in this situation. Please call us on 07 3063 1200 so we can further help you with your application.

  • Lilibeth says:

    Hi, Will the boarders of Australia be open starting next year, by January? My Bf are planning to visit me here in the Philippines and I will come with him there. Is it possible?

    • Emma Drynan says:

      Hi Lilibeth, we haven’t heard any definite news regarding this. Keep an eye on our blog. As soon as we have something concrete, we’ll start releasing it.

  • Janie says:

    Hi Emma,

    According to the latest costing table, it said applicants within Australia Partner Visa cost $7715 but application by prospective marriage is $1285. can you please explain this? I am Australian and my fiance is French, we both live in Australia right now, if we were to get married before applying for the visa does that mean our cost will be $1285?

    thank you

    • Emma Drynan says:

      Hi Janie, that’s a great question. We’d like to hear more about you and your fiance’s story as we’d like to help you both. Please call our office at 07 3063 1200 or get in touch with us here

    • Joseph says:

      I’m wondering the same thinv

      • Emma Drynan MARN0960361 says:

        Hi Joseph, the Australian Partner Visa Cost is a matter we feel must be discussed in private to help you understand the cost and process of applying for a Partner Visa here in Australia. Please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200.

  • Speedy says:


    I am Australian and my bf is Irish. How long does it roughly take for a spousal visa to be approved? We are wanting to move home this time next year. Is there a speedier process than spousal visa? We are 32 and he is an accountant.

    Thank You

  • Adelina Aru says:

    hi emma im from Vanuatu and im here on a working visa for 3 years ive been here since 11 months now and my boyfriend hes an Australian and we’ve been together since 3 months now and im pregnant and my insurance is not covered pregnancy so we want to know if any where out for us to get partner visa thanks

    • Emma Drynan MARN0960361 says:

      Hi Adelina, glad you found us online! We are Partner Visa Experts and more than happy to assist you in your journey. Please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200 so we can give the best advice fit for you and your partner.

  • 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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