Thai immigration officials initially planned to send her back to Kuwait where her family lives, but the teenager barricaded herself into her hotel room where she began to plead her case on social media.
Ms Alqunun is now in the care of United Nations officials who say it will take about five days to process her request for assistance after she said she feared her family would kill her if she were sent home.
Al-Qunun is now in the care of the UN's refugee agency in Bangkok, which is processing her case.
Indications from Canberra suggest Alqunun may receive a sympathetic hearing.
It added that it would "consider this referral in the usual way, as it does with all UNHCR referrals".
The UN's refugee agency said on Tuesday it was investigating the case of the teenager.
She claims she will be killed if she returns to Saudi Arabia. Because in 2017, another Saudi Arabian woman, Dina Ali Lasloom, also tried to flee to Australia.
Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch said Qunun had renounced Islam, which puts her at "serious risk" of prosecution in Saudi Arabia.
Some female Saudi runaways fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum overseas in recent years.
Saudi women runaways have increasingly turned to social media to amplify their calls for help.
The father, who name has not been released, is a governor in Saudi Arabia, Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn said.
After a tense standoff in the airport hotel, where Ms Alqunun barricaded herself in her room, Thai authorities allowed UNHCR representatives to meet her. Following global attention for her live-tweeting of her situation on 7 January she was granted temporary stay in Thailand under United Nations protection.
Alqunun alleged several times that Saudi officials were involved in seizing her passport.
A Tuesday statement from the Saudi Embassy in Thailand denied interfering in Alqunun's case, and said it was only monitoring her situation.
Her father is now in Bangkok and asking to speak with Qunun, Thai authorities said.
Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in October.
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