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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.

You might not need it

Before you consider your visa options for transiting through Australia, check transit facilities at Australian airports, your travel arrangements and if you are eligible to transit without a visa.

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



How long you can stay

No longer than 72 hours

Maritime Crew

You have 5 days from arrival by air to sign onto the ship. You will need to apply for a new Transit visa on each occasion you are seeking to enter Australia by air to join a ship. Your Maritime Crew visa will cease if you do not sign on to your ship within 5 days of arriving in Australia by air on your Transit visa.

Stay longer

You can't stay in Australia longer by extending this visa. If you want to stay longer, you should apply for another visa.

Include family

You can't include family. You must make a separate application for each person travelling. This includes babies on their parent's passport.

Apply from

You must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide on your application.

Your obligations

You must meet all visa conditions and obey Australian laws.

Learn more about conditions for this visa.


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