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"The following categories of travellers are eligible to transit
through Australia without applying for a visa if they also meet the criteria below:
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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
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Originally Posted by hutch
Originally Posted by Snail
The reason why visa is required:
Given how much people travel these days, it is not uncommon for passengers' travel plans to go awry.
Planes arrive late, connections get missed.
If a passenger has to stay in Australia overnight when an airlines screws up, they are not allowed to be marooned in the airport Transit Area.
Australian immigration will issue overnight visas so that passengers with missed connections can enter Australia.
Unfortunately they cannot do so for citizens of countries that are not explicitly specified on the visa-exemption list.
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