Now that you know the requirements you must meet to travel to Australia with your family, let’s see how much it will cost you.
Course for the main applicant of the student visa
The first expense you’ll have to cover to apply for your student visa and include your partner and minor children is the payment for the course you choose. The cost will vary depending on the type of course, its duration, and the school where you decide to study.
To give you an idea, an English course for 12 weeks can cost you from $2,400 AUD.
Family health insurance
The price of family health insurance must be of the OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) type and has a cost of $427 AUD per month.
To know the total cost for family health insurance, you’ll need to calculate it for the number of months the main applicant’s student visa lasts
The price of the student visa for the main applicant is $710 AUD. If you include your partner, you’ll need to add $530 AUD. And if your minor children accompany you, you’ll have to pay $175 AUD for each of them.
As an example, if you travel with your partner and one child, the total visa cost will be $1,415 AUD.
Airplane tickets are another expense you’ll have to assume if you decide to travel to Australia with your family. This expense will depend on how early you buy the tickets, the airline you fly with, the number of layovers, and even the time of year you plan to travel.
To give you an idea, the price of each airplane ticket can be around $1,500 AUD.
Education in Australia for your minor children
The cost of enrolling your minor children in an Australian school will vary depending on the state of Australia you’re traveling to, the educational institution you choose, and the academic level (primary or secondary education) the child will study. Thus, this expense will be approximately between $250 and $500 AUD per child per week.
The money you’ll need to have available in the bank account will be:
- Main applicant: $1,756 AUD/month
- Partner: $640 AUD/month
- Each minor child: $262 AUD/month
To know the total amount of money you’ll need to demonstrate, you’ll have to calculate it for the number of months the main applicant’s student visa lasts.