SAF levy commencement

As previously discussed, the Australian Government has announced its intention to introduce the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy. This will apply to nominations by employers under the temporary and permanent employer sponsored migration programs, including the subclass 186 ENS and subclass 482 TSS nominations.

Once the SAF levy is introduced nomination fees will apply on the following basis:

  • $1,200 per year for each temporary overseas worker, and a one-off levy of $3,000 for each permanent overseas worker for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million

  • $1,800 per year for each temporary worker and a one-off payment of $5,000 for each permanent worker for businesses with an annual turnover equal to or greater than $10 million

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that the SAF levy will commence in the first quarter of the 2018-19 financial year. To avoid having to pay the additional levy nominations should be lodged prior to 1 July 2018.

For further advice in relation to these changes and how they may impact on your application and visa options please contact us.

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