The department is no longer accepting cash payments at its counters for visa or citizenship related fees and charges. This does not impact the methods of payment available at Australian embassies or high commissions and visa applications centres outside Australia.
The cashless office initiative aims to make payments at government shop-fronts simpler and quicker.
How can I pay?
Accepted methods of payments are:
- credit card
- debit / credit card
- prepaid credit card
- bank cheques
- money order
We have also introduced a surcharge on all credit card payments for visa application charges from 19 April 2014 to recover credit card merchant fees.
The surcharge will not apply to BPAY or EFTPOS payments. The surcharge will apply to all applicants, whether they are applying for their visa in or outside Australia.
For information about fees and charges visit: www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges