Australian Embassy

Transit visa

Transit visa (Subclass 771)

This visa allows people to transit through Australia for up to 72 hours while on their way to another country. A transit visa is required even if you fly out on the same plane and from the same airport which you arrive, or you stay in the transit lounge and do not leave the airport.

You will not need a transit visa if you qualify for transit without a visa.

How to apply

To lodge a paper application:

  1. Download the transit visa checklist the checklist will help you prepare all the documents you need for the application (English / Thai)
  2. Download and complete the correct form Form 876
  3. There is no application charge for this visa
  4. Read the information on how and where to lodge your application
Processing time

The time taken for applications to be assessed fluctuates based on the number of applications received at any one time by the department.

For current processing times please visit:  Global visa and citizenship processing times.