Sanctions

Fiji

Australia imposes an autonomous sanctions regime in relation to Fiji.

In December 2006, the Australian Government imposed the autonomous sanctions regime in response to the military coup in Fiji that month.  The autonomous sanctions regime imposed targeted travel restrictions on Prime Minister Bainimarama, his supporters and their families; and restrictions on defence cooperation, including defence exports.

On 31 March 2014, the Australian Government announced that it would no longer restrict travel to Australia on the basis of a person’s relationship to the Fiji Government or Fiji military.  The Minister for Foreign Affairs retains the capacity to impose targeted travel restrictions in relation to Fiji under the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 and the Migration Regulations 1994.

This page summarises the current sanctions measures imposed by the autonomous sanction regime in relation to Fiji.

This page also includes useful links.

Restrictions on the export or supply of goods

Australian law prohibits the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Fiji of the following ‘export sanctioned goods’:

without a sanctions permit.

Conditions for the grant of a sanctions permit

The Minister for Foreign Affairs may grant a sanctions permit authorising an activity that would otherwise contravene this prohibition if the Minister is satisfied that it would be in the national interest to do so.

If you assess that your activity satisfies this condition, you may apply for a sanctions permit using the Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS).

Implementing legislation

Restrictions on the export or provision of services

Australian law prohibits the provision to Fiji, or a person for use in Fiji, of:

  • technical advice, assistance or training;
  • financial assistance;
  • a financial service; or
  • another service

if it assists with, or is provided in relation to:

  • the supply, sale or transfer of arms or related matériel;
  • a military activity; or
  • the manufacture, maintenance or use of arms or related matériel.

without a sanctions permit.

Conditions for the grant of a sanctions permit

The Minister for Foreign Affairs may grant a sanctions permit authorising an activity that would otherwise contravene this prohibition if the Minister is satisfied that it would be in the national interest to do so.

If you assess that your activity satisfies this condition, you may apply for a sanctions permit using the Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS).

Implementing legislation

Useful links