Application fees


Payments are accepted through MasterCard and Visa only, through the applicable online application form. An application is only considered to be 'lodged' once fees are successfully received.


Refunds will not be provided in the following instances:

  • If an applicant changes their mind.

  • If an application lodged with Migration Services is not approved.

  • If a visa application lodged with the Department of Home Affairs is not granted.

Refunds will only be considered in the following instances:

  • If a technical issue results in multiple payments for the same application, or if the applicant is unaware the first application has been successfully lodged and resubmits multiple applications.

  • If migration policy guidelines change and an applicant is impacted.

  • In special circumstances, to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assessment of refunds in special circumstances

A refund may be considered where there are special circumstances which may include but are not limited to:

  • circumstances that were beyond the applicant's control; and

  • circumstances that were not foreseen and which may result in distress or hardship.

A refund for special circumstances will not be considered where an applicant:

  • lodges more than one application for State nomination, including to be considered for a different State nominated visa sub-class;

  • lodges an application and then is invited to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) from the Department of Home Affairs;

  • lodges an application with incorrect, insufficient or false information; or

  • withdraws an application. 

Refund payments are only made to the credit or debit card used for the initial payment. For more information on refunds see the Migration Services Fee Payment and Refund Policy. To request a refund, please complete and email the Migration Services refund request form to migration@dtwd.wa.gov.au.  


Free Skilled Migrant Employment Register now available!

18 July 2022

The new Skilled Migrant Employment Register is a free initiative supporting employers and skilled migrants to connect to build the Western Australian workforce.

Skilled migrants seeking employment can indicate their interest to connect with the Western Australian workforce by completing the registration form. Once registered, de-identified details are published on the Skilled Migrant Employment Register, indicating to employers the interest to gain employment in Western Australia.

Employers have the opportunity to review the Skilled Migrant Employment Register to identify talent that may align with their business needs, and connect with a skilled migrant.

For more information, visit Skilled Migrant Employment Register.

The WA Government's management of COVID-19 has helped keep the state's economy strong and stable. With world class education, healthy job opportunities and strong public health management, there is no better or safer place to live, work and study than WA.

Fun Fact
Albany, founded in 1826 and located 409 km from Perth on the southern coast is the oldest settlement in Western Australia.