I hold a Philippine passport traveling to New Zealand in transit at Melbourne, Australia. I have New Zealand tourist visa. Do I need to get transit visa in Australia for a 3 hours in transit ?
Citizens of Philippines don't need a transit visa if the following criteria are met:
- enter Australia by aircraft
- hold a confirmed onward booking to leave Australia to travel to a third country on the same or another aircraft within 8 hours of arrival in Australia
- hold documentation necessary to enter the country of destination and
- not need to leave the airport transit lounge except to continue their journey