DIBP has been made changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations for Australia’s skilled visa programs on 1 July 2017. -DIBP added some new occupations to the lists of eligible skilled occupations; - SOL and CSOL lists have been updated with newly introduced Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL); - Removed some occupations from the lists of eligible skilled occupations.
As part of the 2017–18 Budget, the Australian Government announced a number of changes to existing visa application charges, including the introduction of a number of new visas. The visa application charge is the amount of money in Australian dollars (AUD) that must be paid for a visa application. In some cases the visa application charge is nil.