IELTS One Skill Retake is now accepted in all Australian states!


What is the IELTS test fee? The cost for an IELTS English test in Australia is $445. The price for the exam is the same whether you take IELTS General Training or IELTS Academic.

There is no separate registration fee or payment processing fee. There is also no late payment fee. However, in some locations, the test fee can be slightly higher.

Is there a fee for late bookings?

Unlike other tests, with IELTS, there are no additional fees for late bookings. We understand that there are times when you need to sit for a test and need your results quickly. In this case, we recommend IELTS on computer.

Last-minute IELTS booking

  • Book your IELTS test up to 72 hours before your test 

  • No “late” fee 

  • Quick results

How to check your IELTS test fee and book your test?

Most Australian test centres charge $445 for an IELTS test in 2024. So, if you need to sit an IELTS test in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or Adelaide, the price will be the same. But, if you want to sit your IELTS test in regional Australia, the test fee might be a bit higher. 

If you want to know the exact fee you have to pay for your IELTS test, you can start the registration for your preferred test date and time. How do you register for your IELTS test and find the test fee?

  • Find your closest IELTS Test Centre

  • Choose your preferred test date and whether you need Academic or General Training (what’s the difference?). 

  • Click “Book now” 

  • Complete all the steps in the registration form (don’t worry, you can always cancel your booking)

  • On the payment page, you will see the test fee for your IELTS test.

How can I pay for my IELTS test?

There are a few ways to pay for your IELTS test. Every test centre will have different payment options available. Generally, you will be able to use the following payment methods available: 

  • Credit card  / Debit card

  • PayPal 

  • Alipay 


Pay for your IELTS test online – in a safe and secure way 

We want to make sure your payment is as secure as the test itself. When you book your IELTS test, you will notice that we website you visit is secure. Do you want to verify you have a secure payment gateway? Look at the URL of the website. If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate (the s stands for secure). SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server.

Tips for booking your IELTS test

  • Book early 

Just like a university exam, an IELTS test requires preparation. Even if you are a native English speaker. If you book your IELTS test early, you can take advantage of a free online preparation course. You get access to this with a special voucher after you book. 

  • Book IELTS on computer

IELTS on computer is available 3 times a day, 7 days a week. So, more flexibility for you. Also, you get your results much quicker.

  • Academic or General Training? 

Did you know that the IELTS General Training test is the only non-academic test available for migration to Australia? So, just to be sure: check with your migration agent, education consultant or workplace to find out which IELTS test you need. Can you do General Training? The IELTS General Training test examines your English using every-day, non-academic English. 

Ready to book your IELTS test?

Achieve your visa, work, and study goals with IELTS. Find your closest test centre and book your test now.