Entry in Fiji – Severe weather can affect tourist services, including roads and flights in and out of Fiji.

Tourism services or products

Transport and tour operators may not follow safety precautions. They may also not maintain their equipment to the standards you’d expect.

This includes operators of:

  • adventure activities such as diving
  • boats in rivers, coastal waters and between islands

Sometimes boats, rafts and kayaks don’t have enough life jackets.

If you plan to do a tour or adventure activity:

  • check that your insurance policy covers the activity
  • before booking, check the operator’s safety history and their safety equipment
  • use only well-known and registered operators
  • ask about and insist on minimum safety requirements
  • always use the safety equipment, even if others don’t

If you aren’t given safety gear, or it’s not in usable condition, use another provider.

Driving permit

Always carry your Australian driver’s licence.

You can hire vehicles and drive in Fiji using your Australian driver’s licence for the first six months after your arrival.  After that, you’ll need to apply for a Fijian driver’s licence at a local Land Transport Authority office.

If you want to ride a motorbike, check if your licence covers you for this. Driving without the correct licence can void your insurance.

If you want to drive a boat, check if your licence covers you for this.

Road travel

If you drive in Fiji, take care. Driving is most risky at night due to:

  • poor street lighting
  • stray animals
  • poor road quality


Taxi quality varies.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) licenses taxis.

Only use licensed taxis, which have yellow registration plates.

Public transport

The LTA licenses some, but not all, minibuses. Unlicensed minibuses may not have insurance.

Only use those with yellow number plates that have been LTA-approved.

Sea travel

Before boarding any boat or ship, check the operator’s credentials and safety equipment.

Make sure your insurance policy covers you for sea travel.

Don’t travel on a sea vessel that is over capacity.

Air travel

DFAT doesn’t provide information on the safety of individual commercial airlines or flight paths.