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 and Australia’s inaugural Special Envoy for the Pacific and Regional Affairs.                            

Ewen McDonald was previously the Head of the Office of the Pacific within Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In support of Ministers, Mr McDonald coordinated Australian Government efforts with our Pacific family to build stronger relationships with Pacific leaders, governments, and people, as well as with regional organisations 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 cooperation in the Pacific.

Mr McDonald served as 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:

Christmas Day

Monday, 25 December 2023

Boxing Day

Tuesday, 26 December 2023


Public Holidays 2024


New Year’s Day

Monday, 1 January 2024

Good Friday

Friday, 29 March 2024

Easter Monday

Monday, 1 April 2024

Girmit Day

Monday, 13 May 2024

Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day

Friday, 31 May 2024

Sovereign’s Birthday

Monday, 10 June 2024

Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

Monday, 16 September 2024

Fiji Day

Thursday, 10 October 2024


Friday, 1 November 2024

Christmas Day

Wednesday, 25 December 2024

Boxing Day

Thursday, 26 December 2024

Additional DFAT Holiday

Friday, 27 December 2024

Additional DFAT Holiday

Monday, 30 December 2024

Additional DFAT Holiday

Tuesday, 31 December 2024


Australian Government representation

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