Fiji Independence Day (FID) is a non-government, not-for-profit and community based organization that aims to promote and celebrate Fiji Independence Day. FID was founded 2014 and is the peak body that provides information and organizes activities to encourage all Australians to join the Fijian community in celebrating this important day. It is estimated that 90,820 Fijians live in Australia and of that 52,304 reside in NSW.
Fiji Day is the celebration of the Fijian culture which is celebrated on 10th of October to mark both, Fiji’s cession to the United Kingdom in 1874 and its attainment of independence in 1970. The week that leads to this National Day, consists of various cultural and regional events. Each year in Sydney we celebrate this with a VIP dinner with the Prime Minister and a community event on Saturday with Fijians, friends & the wider community where we celebrate & participate in all things Fijian.
WHO WE WORK WITH
FID works with community leaders and groups, corporate sector, schools, aged care, three levels of government, universities, investors in Fiji both in and out bound. Our professional committee members are committed to working with the Fijian community.
WHAT WE OFFER
FID provides one of the largest Pacific events held in NSW, our main objective is to celebrate all things Fijian with activities that culminate in a National celebration around the anniversary of Fiji’s Independence from British Colonial rule. We hold a two full days events every year. We anticipate to welcome and host some 25,000 spectators with live entertainment – band, cultural performance, karaoke’s, Bollywood entertainment, Meke, variety of stalls, face painting, rides and fireworks. There is something for everyone and a great family fun. We will be joined and supported by 1,200 high school performers, 80 youth and community volunteers from various high schools.
We are privileged to enjoy the continued support of The Hon Mr Frank Bainimarama Prime Minister of Republic Of Fiji. FID is also privileged to welcome the Fijian government representatives, from the High Commissioner to the Consulate General to several Government agencies.