Our club started in 1985 when a Fijian Choir from Labasa
comprising of 88-members visited Geelong and Melbourne to promote the Pacific
cultures in the Australian community. Fijians in Geelong got together to
organise concerts, church services and host the group.
Since then every year we participate with at least forty other
ethnic groups at the Pako Festival in Geelong, organise get-togethers,
language classes, dance classes, visit isolated older Pacific people, assist
with immigration problems, provide accommodation for visitors on medical
visas, contact tertiary students from Fiji, demonstrate art and crafts,
network the Fijian families and
friends of Fiji in the Geelong region and western suburbs of Melbourne. Our
club is represented by our President and his wife Wendy on the Diversitat
Committee (once called Geelong Ethnic Communities Counci).
Membership is open to people of Fiji origin or friends of Fiji, with a
nominal membership fee of $5 per year or $10 per family. At present there are
over 20-families in the group including several Tongan families.
The Club is a non-profit
organisation and has been an incorporated organisation since 1995. At an
annual meeting the President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Project Officer are
elected for the year. We receive
funding from such bodies as the Multicultural Commission, Victoria, which
assists in facilitating our management, planning, events, and travel to such
occasions as Fiji Day in Melbourne.
get-togethers as arranged
Fijian community in Melbourne
with special needs:
Visitors on students and medical visas, travel to Fiji, bereavements
Please feel free to contact us
about the Club's current activities.
To send an eMail to
the Club President click here