Article Summary

It is difficult to find published rates for illustrators in Australia. One of the main reasons is that an illustration is custom-made and can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. Illustrators can charge a flat rate (per-project) or an hourly rate. In this article we will discuss the typical pricing options, average cost of an illustrator in Australia and the official published rates.


Both flat and hourly rates have their place in Australia. If you want to know the actual cost of the project upfront, go with an illustrator who offers a flat rate or price per project. If you have a clearly defined scope of work and don't mind adjusting your budget, an hourly rate could work for you. A good starting point is $50 per hour, which is the average hourly rate for an illustrator in Australia.