Australian Embassy
Embassy Address: Wallstraβe 76-79, 10179 Berlin // Telephone: +49 (0)30 88 00 88 0 // Fax: +49 (0)30 88 00 88 210

Visa Enquiries: Telephone: +49 (0)69 222 23 99 58, Mon-Fri 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm // Fax: +49(0)30 22 48 92 92
Counter Hours Visa Section: Mon, Wed, Fri 9am to 11am


Transit in Australia

Do I need a Transit Visa?

Transit without visa Arrangements

Please refer to the following information about which nationalities may transit Australia without requiring a Tranist visa:

See: Transit without Visa Arrangements (DIBP website)

If your transit is longer than 8 hours or your citizenship is not covered by the above arrangement, you will need to apply for a Transit Visa. 

Applying for a transit visa

Please refer to the following information before submitting your visa application:


See:  Download form 876 - DIBP Website (PDF)

Visa application charge and methods of payment

There is no Visa Application Charge applicable for a transit visa.

Additional documents

A copy of your airline ticket.

Passport copy

A clear (uncertified) copy of the biodata page of your valid passport should be enclosed with the visa application. A case officer may request that you submit your original passport, if a visa label is necessary.

Where to apply

See: Contact details - DIBP Berlin

Processing times Service Standards

We recommend that you do not make travel commitments until after a decision about your visa application has been made.


See: Contact details - DIBP Berlin

Further information

See: Transitting through Australia - DIBP website

Information for sea crew arriving by air to join a ship in Australia can be found on the link provided below.

See: Maritime Crew Visa Arrangements (DIBP website)


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