Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea


Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Papua New Guinea. We hope you find this website useful and informative.


Australia is a close friend and partner of PNG. Our relationship is strong on many levels. It is born of history and geography and covers the full range of bilateral interests. Close partnerships exist between governments, businesses and people in both countries.


The Australian Government shares a common aspiration for a stable and prosperous Papua New Guinea. Our assistance is designed to help the PNG Government achieve its key development goals.


Australia itself is a stable, democratic and multi-cultural society with a strong competitive economy and a tradition of scientific and innovative excellence. The quality of life enjoyed by people in Australia is one of the highest in the world. This website contains more information for people interested in going to Australia.


We would like to encourage all Australian citizens and permanent residents in PNG to register with the Australian Government through the High Commission or Smartraveller at


Registering with the High Commission is beneficial and easy. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as new Travel Advisories, notice of elections, and important information relevant to travellers and expatriates.


Registration must be self-motivated. There is no automatic registration when you get a passport, a visa or a job in PNG. Long term residents should regularly check to see if their registration is current.


If you wish to register or if you think that your registration may have lapsed please call the High Commission on +675 7090 0100 or send an e-mail to to request a registration form. You can also register online at When doing so please include your email address.


For visa enquiries please send an email to the visa office or the visa service provider

Latest news

  • DFAT Secretary to co-chair Bilateral Security Dialogue

    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Secretary, Ms Frances Adamson, arrived in Papua New Guinea today for her first visit to the country.

    Ms Adamson, who commenced as DFAT Secretary in August last year, will meet with government, business and community leaders, and visit signature initiatives under the Papua New Guinea Australia development cooperation partnership, including the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.  

  • Crocodile Prize Awardees 2016 Announced
    The Crocodile Prize Organising Committee has announced the winners of Papua New Guinea’s national literary competition, The Crocodile Prize, in a ceremony at the Australian High Commission.

  • Improving lives through the Papua New Guinea and Australia partnership with the Kokoda Track Foundation
    The University of Papua New Guinea’s leading business school has launched a new Master’s program to ensure more graduates have the skills and leadership capabilities to contribute to Papua New Guinea’s economic growth.

  • Officers empowered with gender awareness training
    The Salvation Army Church has empowered its Cadets and Officers with Gender awareness training to help them engage with gender related issues in the community.​

  • Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Visit to Papua New Guinea
    Australia’s new Ambassador for Women and Girls Dr Sharman Stone visted Papua New Guinea from 6 February to 9 February 2017. Her visit to Papua New Guinea is her first official international trip as Ambassador for Women and Girls. As Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Stone will continue to promote Australia’s partnership with Papua New Guinea to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in Papua New Guinea.​

  • Australian Consulate-General in Lae gets down to business
    In recognition of the expanding trade partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia, and the growing profile of Lae, the Australian Consulate-General in Lae began operating out of its temporary office on Monday 6 February 2017.

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