It is hoped the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting on Nauru will draw attention to the plight of refugees Australia detains there, an advocate says.
The Nauru government is hosting the meeting in September and has waived a controversial visa application fee for journalists who want to enter the country.
Nauru introduced the $US6000 visa application fee four years ago amid focus on Australia's offshore detention camps on the island.
The Refugee Action Coalition's Ian Rintoul said about 930 people, including about 140 children were being held on Nauru.
"It's an issue of Australia and the way in which Australia has tried to draw places like Papua New Guinea and Nauru into undermining the refugee convention," Mr Rintoul said.
"So it is of some concern what is happening in Nauru for the whole of the Pacific and Asia-Pacific region. So we are hoping it does get an airing," he said.
"It is a rare opportunity for international media to have access to Nauru."