For Sponsoring Employers – how does the Skilling Australians Fund levy work?

Written By Australian Visa Options

If your business is looking to sponsor a foreign worker this is one of the costs associated with the process. The SAF levy must be paid by the employer who is nominating the position at the time that the nomination is lodged. It cannot be transferred or otherwise recovered from a visa applicant or any other party.

For Nominations for 482 visas, the SAF levy varies with the employer’s annual turnover and the nominated visa period:

The SAF levy for employers with an annual turnover of LESS THAN AU$10 million is AU$1,200 for EACH year of the nominated visa applicant’s proposed period of stay in Australia.

The SAF levy for employers with an annual turnover of AT LEAST AU$10 million is AU$1,800 for EACH year of the nominated visa applicant’s proposed period of stay.

There is a one-off SAF levy for the provisional subclass 494 visa, and permanent subclass 186 visas, which varies with the employer’s annual turnover:

The SAF levy for employers with an annual turnover of LESS THAN AU$10 million is AU$3,000 per nomination.

The SAF levy for employers with an annual turnover of AT LEAST AU$10 million is AU$5,000 per nomination.

Talk to Australian Visa Options if your business is looking to sponsor overseas workers, and we can tell you all the costs involved with the process. Refunds are only given in certain limited circumstances so make sure your nomination is prepared correctly. We look forward to assisting your business in the future.

 

Written by Lisa De Leon