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Going to Fiji soon and my flight back to Singapore from Fiji is a dreadful 8-hour layover in Sydney.

I have friends in Sydney and wondering if I can take an exit from the airport and come back WITHOUT a visa. My nationality requires me to have a visa to visit Australia but quite unsure if I will be allowed this time since I am on transit.

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    What is your nationality? – Mark Mayo Feb 19 '15 at 3:40
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    Note: transit generally means you're staying in the airport...visas are to let you leave the airport... – Mark Mayo Feb 19 '15 at 7:07
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If your nationality requires a visa to visit Australia, then you will need a visa to visit friends in Sydney.

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This page will assist you to determine if you need a visa, and what type. If you wish to leave the transit lounge for a few hours only then you will most probably require a transit visa (subclass 771).

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