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2021-2022 Financial Year Update: Increased Annual Federal Court and Tribunals Fee

2021-2022 Financial Year Update: Increased Annual Federal Court and Tribunals Fee

2021-2022 Financial Year Update: Increased Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) Fee

On 17 June 2021, the Australian Government announced the increased fee for Annual Federal Court and Tribunals, which also applies for Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) fees.

The increased fee will be applicable from 01 July 2021. It reflects the changes to the consumer price index over the past financial year.

How much is the increased fee? And how will it affect you?

Updated Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) Fees

The details for the updated Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) fee can be shown below:

According to subsection 27(1) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015, starting from 01 July 2021, the fee prescribed by subsections 20(1), (1A) and (2) will be the amount listed below:

Section Document or service Tribunal fee
20(1) Standard application fee $962
20(1A) Lower application fee for small business taxation decisions $517
20(2) Lower application fee for certain taxation decisions $95
20(3) Fee in concessional circumstances No annual fee increase
Section Document or service Tribunal fee
20(1) Standard application fee $962
20(1A) Lower application fee for small business taxation decisions $517
20(2) Lower application fee for certain taxation decisions $95
20(3) Fee in concessional circumstances No annual fee increase

 

Further, according to regulations 4.13A and 4.31BA of the Migration Regulations 1994, starting from 01 July 2021, the fee prescribed by sub-regulation 4.13(1) and paragraph 4.31B(1)(c) will be the amount listed below:

Section Document or service Tribunal fee
4.13(1) Application fee – review of decisions other than decisions relating to protection visas $1,846
4.31B(1)(c) Application fee – review of Part 7 – reviewable decisions relating to protection visas $1,846
Section Document or service Tribunal fee
4.13(1) Application fee – review of decisions other than decisions relating to protection visas $1,846
4.31B(1)(c) Application fee – review of Part 7 – reviewable decisions relating to protection visas $1,846

 

Read more: What to do If My Australian Visa Gets Rejected? How To Appeal To AAT

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Updated Fee

Previous Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) Fees

As a comparison, we put details of the previous Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) fee below:

Previously, in the AAT Bulletin Issue No. 18/2020, the fee for standard application, lower application for small business taxation decision, lower application for certain taxation decisions and concessional circumstances are as follows:

Section Document or service Tribunal fee
20(1) Standard application fee $952
20(1A) Lower application fee for small business taxation decisions $511
20(2) Lower application fee for certain taxation decisions $94
20(3) Fee in concessional circumstances $100
Section Document or service Tribunal fee
20(1) Standard application fee $952
20(1A) Lower application fee for small business taxation decisions $511
20(2) Lower application fee for certain taxation decisions $94
20(3) Fee in concessional circumstances $100

 

Meanwhile, the fee for review of decisions that are and are not related to protection visa in AAT Bulletin Issue No. 18/2020 was:

Section Document or service Tribunal fee
4.13(1) Application fee – review of decisions other than decisions relating to protection visas $1,826
4.31B(1)(c) Application fee – review of Part 7 – reviewable decisions relating to protection visas $1,826
Section Document or service Tribunal fee
4.13(1) Application fee – review of decisions other than decisions relating to protection visas $1,826
4.31B(1)(c) Application fee – review of Part 7 – reviewable decisions relating to protection visas $1,826

 

As a comparison, we summarized the increased fee in the table below:

Section Document or service Previous Tribunal fee Updated Tribunal Fee
20(1) Standard application fee $952 $962
20(1A) Lower application fee for small business taxation decisions $511 $517
20(2) Lower application fee for certain taxation decisions $94 $95
20(3) Fee in concessional circumstances $100 $100
4.13(1) Application fee – review of decisions other than decisions relating to protection visas $1,826 $1,846
4.31B(1)(c) Application fee – review of Part 7 – reviewable decisions relating to protection visas $1,826 $1,846
Section Document or service Previous Tribunal fee Updated Tribunal Fee
20(1) Standard application fee $952 $962
20(1A) Lower application fee for small business taxation decisions $511 $517
20(2) Lower application fee for certain taxation decisions $94 $95
20(3) Fee in concessional circumstances $100 $100
4.13(1) Application fee – review of decisions other than decisions relating to protection visas $1,826 $1,846
4.31B(1)(c) Application fee – review of Part 7 – reviewable decisions relating to protection visas $1,826 $1,846

 

Read more: Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) – Things You Need to Know

What does it mean to you?

Even though the fee is not increased significantly, there will still be more costly consequences starting from 01 July 2021, and we are sure that you do not want to go through an Administrative Appeal for your visa.

One way to avoid the costly consequences is by avoiding any possibilities of visa refusal. Hence, it would be better to hire a professional and registered Migration Agent to assist you in applying for an Australian visa. In that way, you could avoid the costly consequences.

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