Transit Visa

Transit Visa

This visa lets people be in Australia for up to 72 hours before they must leave Australia. Maritime Crew visa holders can use it to enter Australia by air to join a non-military ship. Some people are eligible to transit without a visa.


No longer than 72 hours



Processing times

  1. 75% of applications: 10 days
  2. 90% of applications: 28 days

With this visa, you can

  1. transit through Australia for no longer than 72 hours
  2. enter Australia by air before joining the crew of a non-military ship as a Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988) holder

You must

  1. be outside Australia and have a confirmed booking to travel to another country within 72 hours of arriving in Australia and the correct documents to enter that country
  2. if you are joining the crew of a non-military ship, be outside Australia and hold a Maritime Crew visa and the necessary crew documents