Skilling Australians Fund Commences on 12 August

We have been notified that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Charges will commence on 12 August 2018. The charge is imposed on employers who nominate workers for temporary or permanent skilled work visas. The SAF will only apply to Nominations made on or after 12 August 2018, meaning any applications lodged before this date will not be affected, even if it is pending a decision.
The SAF Fees are as follows:
Base amount
  <$10 million turnover
> $10 million turnover Charge
Subclass 457/482
$1200 $1800 Base amount x visa period
Subclass 186/187 $3000 $5000 One-off
An exception in both of the above categories is that the charge is nil if the nomination is made pursuant to a labour agreement providing for the nomination of the occupation of Minister of Religion or Religious Assistant.
If your nomination application is yet to be lodged, we will be calculating the SAF and will advise you accordingly of the amount payable.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific questions regrading this change at +61 2 8880 0210 or