Visiting

Business hours

Government hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm (Mondays to Thursdays) and 8.00am to 4.00pm (Fridays).

Businesses are usually open from 8.30am to 5.00pm with an hour for lunch between 12 noon and 2.00pm.

Banks are open 9.30am to 4.00pm daily. Some branches are also open for a half day on Saturdays.

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 13 – Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday
Good Friday
Easter Monday
October 10 – Fiji Day
October 23 – Diwali
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Boxing Day

Climate

Fiji enjoys a tropical climate with generally warm to hot conditions. Temperatures average 22°C during May to October, when the cooling southeast trade winds blow. In summer the winds are more variable and temperatures higher, typically around 30°C, with high humidity with heavy rainfall in Suva. A mountain range divides Viti Levu, the main island, into wet and dry zones. Suva is on the wet, eastern side, where rainfall averages over 3,000mm per annum.

For weather details in Fiji, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

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The official currency is the Fiji Dollar.

Time zones and time differences

Fiji is two hours ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out the current time in Suva, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Fiji's country code is 679.

For calls to Fiji from Australia dial: 0011 + 679 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Fiji to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialing codes.

Electricity and water

Fiji's power supply is 240 volts, 50Hz AC. The three pronged, angled configuration plugs are used (as in Australia and New Zealand).

It is recommended visitors drink bottled water.

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