The Transit (Subclass 771) Visa allows applicants to stay in Australia for 72 hours before they must leave Australia. Before applying for this visa check the transit facilities at Australian airports and if you are eligible you may not need a visa to transit.
If you are entering Australia by air on the Transit (Subclass 771) Visa, holding a valid Maritime Crew (Subclass 988) Visa you have 5 days to sign on to your ship. You will need to re-apply for a transit visa each time you enter Australia by air to join a ship.
Note: Your Maritime Crew (Subclass 988) Visa will be cancelled if you do not sign on to a ship within 5 days of entering Australia by air.
There is no cost associated with the visa application.
Additional costs: You might have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
This is a temporary visa; the stay on the Transit (Subclass 771) Visa is capped at 72 hours.
As of January 2022, the published processing times are:
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