There are two main programs by which doctors can migrate to Australia, the General Migration Stream and Employer-Sponsored Migration. The most common visa currently used for migrating to Australia as a doctor is the 482 Visa. As part of your visa, you will be permitted to bring direct relatives (e.g. your spouse and children) to Australia. The typical range of costs for an individual visa is between $2,600 and $4,000 AUD. For most of the visas used for migrating to Australia as a doctor, there is the possibility to move from a visa to obtaining permanent residency. With the 482 Visa, you can generally apply for permanent residency after 3 years.