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The living expenses amount for Australian student visa applicants and any travelling family members was updated on 1 February 2018 by the Department of Home Affairs (HA), previously known as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

From 1 February 2018, the 12 month living cost is:

Student or guardian - AU $20,290
Partner or spouse - AU $7,100
Child - AU $3,040

Reminder: Submitting complete student visa applications to the Department of Home Affairs allows decisions to be made the first time the application is looked at by the Department.

'Complete' means that:

  • all questions in the form have been answered
  • any required health and character checks have been completed before the application and documentation is uploaded
  • any other required supporting documentation is included at the time the application is lodged.
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