Non-Australian citizens or permanent residents transiting Australia to another country or passing through Australia to join a ship as crew must obtain a visa overseas before travelling to Australia. A transit visa is required even if a traveller remains on the same aircraft in the same airport. A transit visa allows the holder to enter and remain in Australia for 72 hours. There are no charges or fees for transit visas.
Application form 876 Application for transit visa for Australia (class 771)
See: Forms and Booklets
For further information on Transit Visas
See: Transit Visas
Islamabad average processing time: 1-2 weeks
You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.