Conman Peter Foster says he'll likely be granted a Fiji protection visa if he can get an outstanding arrest warrant lifted.
Foster, 51, fled the country last week after an arrest warrant was issued over his failure to front the Federal Court in Brisbane to be sentenced for contempt.
He was handed a three-year jail term, with at least 18 months to be served behind bars, for ignoring a 2005 ban on taking part in the weight-loss industry.
Foster says his lawyer, Terry Fisher, is on the way to Fiji to help him get an arrest warrant, issued before the 2006 coup, lifted.
If he's successful, Foster says the Fiji government will likely grant him a protection visa and he will be safe from Australian authorities.
"There's no extradition arrangements for the offence for which I was convicted. Contempt is not an extraditable offence," Foster told AAP via a crackling telephone line.
"Australia has granted many protection visas to Fijians involved in the pre-coup government and people who are working against Commodore Bainimarama."
"I can't see there being much problem for me the other way."
An Australian court is yet to rule on allegations that Foster conned $6 million from 90 investors and franchisees with his bogus SensaSlim weight-loss spray.
Foster says the main reason he fled was because a jail term would mean he couldn't care for his elderly mother.
"If I'd been put behind bars, my mum would be thrown into an institution," he said.
"I can't imagine returning to Australia and I have no intention to.
"At this stage, I just want to bring my mum over so she can be cared for.
"After that, what the future holds for me is anyone's guess."Comment is being sought from Mr Fisher and the Australian Federal Police.