Transit Visa

A transit visa is a short-term (usually 24 hours) visa that allows a passenger to travel across or through Australia on way to another country. Commonly, it allows the in-transit passenger to go out of an airport or port for an overnight stay.
With this visa, you can
enter Australia and stay for no longer than 72 hours before leaving by air or sea
enter Australia by air to join the crew of a non-military ship as a Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988) holder


  • You must leave Australia within 72 hours.
  • You must meet our health requirement.
  • You must meet our character requirement.
  • Have Health Insurance
  • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government: If you or any family members (including those who don’t apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.
  • Where applicable, hold a Maritime Crew visa: If entering by air to join the crew of a non-military ship, you must hold a Maritime Crew visa.
  • Sign the Australian values statement: If you are 18 years of age or older, you must acknowledge the Australian Values Statement that confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you apply for the visa.​
  • Best interests of the child: We might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

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