The Transit visa (subclass 771) allows non-Australian citizens to transit through Australia on their way to another country or to join a ship as crew. A transit visa is required even if a traveller remains in the aircraft at the Australian airport.
The Transit visa is free of charge and allows the holder to enter and remain in Australia for up to 72 hours.
Application form for a Transit visa
See: Form 876 - English (350KB PDF file)
Documents required as part of the transit visa application
See: Checklist of requirements – English and Farsi (145KB PDF file)
Additional Information Form must be supplied with this application
See: Additional Information Form 10
The standard processing time for this visa is 2 weeks.