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Register and Pay online with the IELTS Online Registration System (ORS)

Take IELTS to prove you have the right English language skills to study, work or migrate to Australia. Almost 900 higher education institutions and programs in Australia accept IELTS scores as proof of English language proficiency.

Free study support 

Registering with the British Council entitles you to a range of free study support!
We offer:

  • a practice workbook 
  • a 30 hour online preparation course
  • a reference library membership to access IELTS material

How to register online?

Please visit our IELTS registration page to find out how you can register for the IELTS test. Download the complete guide on the registration process for Australia Award candidates, if you wish to find more information on the process. 

Study or work in Australia

Universities and organisations in Australia recognise that IELTS gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English. The test has been developed by some of the world’s leading experts in English language assessment.

Our online search facility gives full details of all Australian organisations that accept IELTS. Find out more about studying in Australia from organisations such as Study in Australia.

Migrate to Australia

IELTS is an integral part of the immigration process under the Australia Migration Visa.

This test is required for the principal applicant as well as spouse and adult dependents above 18 years of age. You will need to check the IELTS scores and the correct version (Academic or General Training) needed in Australia before you register for IELTS. 

You can find out more about immigration and student visa application procedures by visiting the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

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