Doing business

Business culture

Business tips

Business dress is informal. Normal attire for men is trousers with an open-neck, short-sleeve shirt. For more formal business meetings, (eg. with a Government Minister) a tie might be worn, normally with a short sleeve shirt. Suits and jackets are seldom required. Business attire for women is typically a suit or dress.

Setting up in Fiji

In market representation

Whilst some products and services can be delivered to the market without local representation, for many products a local presence/representation is recommended. Local partner selection is one of the most important factors that will determine your success in the Fiji market. Australian companies considering appointing a local representative should contact Austrade in the first instance or Investment Fiji.

Banking and finance

There are five international banks operating in the Fiji market that offer a wide range of retail banking, business banking and investment banking options.

They are:

  • ANZ
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of South Pacific
  • Bred Bank
  • Westpac Banking Corporation

Links and resources

Government, business and trade

Fiji Government Online
Fiji Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Fiji Institute of Accountants
Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority
Investment Fiji
Reserve Bank of Fiji

News and media

Fiji Broadcasting Commission
Fiji Times

Fiji Village

Please note: This list of websites and resources is not definitive. Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by Austrade. The information provided is a guide only. The content is for information and carries no warranty; as such, the addressee must exercise their own discretion in its use. Australia’s anti-bribery laws apply overseas and Austrade will not provide business related services to any party who breaches the law and will report credible evidence of any breach. For further information, please see foreign bribery information and awareness pack.