Transit visa (Subclass 771)
New Zealanders transiting Australia for up to 72 hours
If you are a citizen of New Zealand who is eligible for a Special Category visa (Subclass 444), you will not need to apply for another visa to pass through Australia. You will only need to present evidence (such as travel itinerary or flight ticket) to our airport officials, establishing that you have concluded arrangements for travel to a destination outside Australia, and that your stop-over in Australia will not exceed 72 hours.
Transit quarantine arrangements
You must follow the quarantine requirements in the state/territory that you arrive in. You may find that you need to stay in hotel accommodation (i.e. due to quarantine requirements, unexpected flight delays etc.) and you may be asked to pay for your stay, while you are waiting for your onwards flight. For more information on quarantine requirements, contact the relevant state or territory government health department.
Visa and travel exemption requirements for stays longer than 72 hours
You can not stay longer by extending the Transit (Subclass 771) visa.
If you intend to spend more than 72 hours in Australia waiting for your connecting flight, you will not be considered to as transiting Australia and will need to:
- Apply for, and hold the right visa. See Explore your visa options; and
- Request an exemption from Australia’s travel restrictions. See Travel restrictions and exemptions.
- How to extend your stay in Australia on a Visitor visa?
- Reasons for Australian Visitor Visa Refusal
- Australia Visa Waivers and Refunds
- Australia and New Zealand Safe Travel Zone
- Permissible Activities on Visitor Visas
- Bringing Family Members to Australia
- Visitor Visa options for Parents after COVID-19
- Australian borders likely to open in beginning of 2022
- Australia’s four-phase plan to open its border