Australia is considering lifting travel bans on Fiji's interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama so he can attend a special Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Papua New Guinea.
Leaders from the Forum's 16 member states will next week fly into PNG's capital Port Moresby to discuss the fate of Fiji's membership.
The easiest way for Commodore Bainimarama to arrive in Port Moresby is a flight via Brisbane, but Australia's current bans restrict the self-imposed leader from all travel in the country, including transfers.
Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says New Zealand made transit arrangement allowances for the Commodore for last year's Forum meeting in Niue.
It says its received a request for Fiji's interim prime minister, and the members of his delegation, to be allowed to transit Australia en route to the meeting.
It says this request is under consideration.