Australian High Commission

Australia-Fiji relationship


Australia and Fiji share a strong bilateral relationship with extensive people-to-people links and important trade and investment ties.

People-to-people links

Around 3,000 Australians are resident in Fiji and over 70,000 Fiji-born people call Australia home. Fiji is also a popular destination for Australian tourists with over 360,000 Australians visiting Fiji each year.

There are regular two-way exchanges between Australia and Fiji, including under Australian Government programs such as Australia Awards, the New Colombo Plan, Australian Volunteers and the Seasonal Worker Programme.

Trade and investment ties

Australia is one of Fiji’s largest trade and investment partners. Two-way goods and services trade has been steadily increasing year-on-year, totaling $2.13 billion in 2016-17.

Australia is a major source of foreign investment for Fiji, valued at $1.33 billion in 2016. Fiji’s investment in Australia was valued at $502 million in 2016.

For more information on Australia’s bilateral trade and investment relationship with Fiji, please see the Fiji country fact sheet.

International cooperation

Australia and Fiji work together closely as fellow members of multilateral and regional forums, such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Commonwealth and Pacific Islands Forum. Australia recently supported Fiji’s Presidency of the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, donating $6 million in assistance.

Please click here for more information on Australia’s bilateral relationship with Fiji.

Please click here for information on Australia’s aid program in Fiji