Permanent and some temporary visa applicants may be required to undertake and pay for radiological and medical examinations. All costs are paid by the applicant directly to the doctors or clinics undertaking the examination. The cost of these examinations undertaken in Australia is approximately AUD300.
Costs of examinations undertaken outside Australia may vary from country to country. There may be additional costs if further tests or couriers are required. The department does not regulate such charges but where allegations of excessive charging are made, the department may contact the doctor and request that charges be amended in line with prices charged in that country for similar medical examinations.
For persons being examined in Australia, there is also a fee payable to Medibank Health Solutions (formerly known as Health Services Australia or HSA) for a digital photo of each person examined.
Related language costs refers to the cost of testing English language ability.
You may be required to undertake the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test to determine your English language ability. The cost of this test is approximately AUD150 - AUD400, although this may vary from country to country.
For Student visa purposes, there are alternative English language tests.
Further information on other specified English language tests is available.
See: Student Visa English Language Requirements
Costs are not paid to the department; costs are paid directly to the test centre.
Note: Form 1101 Consent to obtain personal information has been replaced by the AFP National Police Check application form.
The form and information about fees and lodgement details can be found on the Australian Federal Police website.
See: National Police Checks