I have a 12 hour layover in Australia and am trying to find information about whether it's possible to leave the airport during this time (on an Irish passport.)
I've found this information :
Travellers on an Australia transit visa are allowed to leave the airport and stay in Australia for up to 72 hours before leaving to their next destination. In fact, some airports in Australia insist on the traveller having an Australia transit visa or another valid visa if passing through, including Gold Coast airport.
Does this mean that I could leave the airport with a standard transit visa, and wouldn't need to get a separate tourist visa?