Message from the Australian High Commission in Pretoria
The visa office currently requires at least 1 month for processing of visa applications. During the peak period, it is likely that this time may be extended further.
We therefore recommend that you lodge your visa application well in advance of the proposed date of travel (we recommend at least 2 to 3 months prior to your intended date of travel, to give a buffer period).
Please note: You DO NOT require confirmed flights for your visa application.