Cost of emigrating to Australia

So what’s this all costing? I’ll keep a running tab here so you can estimate the costs and timing of when you’ll have to cough up cash (prices are what I paid in 2016).

  • English test

    IELTS General test – £150

  • Skills assessment

    Vetassess general skills assessment – £405 (AUS$810)

  • Statutory declaration

    Statutory declaration to support skills assessment – £80

  • State sponsorship

    Depends on State applied to but free for Victoria – £0

  • Visa application

    Primary applicant AU$3600; dependents older than 18, AU$1800; dependent children, AU$900

  • Medical exam

    Depends on clinic and country. Adults £290, children under 5, £90 in my case

  • Police clearance certificate

    UK price: standard applicant £45, expedited service £90