Australian High Commission

About us

Australian High Commission in Fiji

Working hours: 

  • High Commission:  8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Except for public holidays (see below)

Street address:    37 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva

Postal address:    P.O. Box 214, Suva, Fiji

Head of Mission

Ewen McDonald is  Australia's High Commissioner in Fiji.                                    

Ewen McDonald was the inaugural Head of the Office of the Pacific within Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In support of Ministers, Mr McDonald coordinates Australia Government efforts with our Pacific family to build stronger relationships with Pacific leaders, governments, and people, as well as with regional organisation and institutions.

Mr McDonald served as the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, with  accreditation to the Cook Islands and Niue, working closely with New Zealand on collaboration and co-operation in the Pacific.

 Mr McDonald served as a Deputy Secretary in DFAT from 2013 where he was responsible for development, humanitarian and multilateral policy and strategy, as well as overseeing the ODA budget.

Prior to joining DFAT, Mr McDonald was Deputy Director General at AusAID and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace relations. Mr McDonald's career has spanned a variety of portfolios in commonwealth and state government covering central agencies, social policy and foreign affairs.

Mr McDonald has had a long interest in supporting Indigenous staff, as an Indigenous Champion in DFAT and AusAID. He was the Department’s Disability Champion. Mr McDonald has been a White Ribbon Ambassador since 2011.

Mr McDonald has a strong interest in sport, with a particular passion for AFL and the Essendon Football Club.

Mr McDonald holds a Bachelor of Business.


Public Holidays 2023

The Australian High Commission will be closed on the following days:

Public Holiday

Date to be Observed

New Year’s Day

Monday, 2 January 2023

Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Monday, 13 February 2023

Canberra Day

Monday, 13 March 2023

Good Friday

Friday, 7 April 2023

Easter Monday

Monday, 10 April 2023

Girmit Day

Monday, 15 May 2023

Reconciliation Day / Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day

Monday, 29 May 2023

Birthday of the Sovereign

Monday, 12 June 2023

Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Monday, 24 July 2023

Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

Monday, 2 October 2023

Fiji Day

Tuesday, 10 October 2023


Monday, 13 November 2023

Christmas Day

Monday, 25 December 2023

Boxing Day

Tuesday, 26 December 2023


Australian Government representation

The following Australian Government departments are represented at the High Commission: