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 www.smartraveller.gov.au.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form. You can also register online at www.orao.dfat.gov.au. When doing so please include your email address.
Papua New Guinea – Australia Maritime Security Desktop Exercise The second Papua New Guinea – Australia Maritime Security Desktop Exercise was held in Port Moresby on 11 – 12 April 2018. PNG Customs Service Chief Commissioner, Ray Paul, opened the exercise and highlighted the importance of agencies working together in this complex environment.
Address by Caitlin Wilson, Australian Deputy High Commissioner at the 2018 United Church of Papua New Guinea Leaders Mission Consultation: The Australia–Papua New Guinea Relationship and the Role of the Churches
New PNG Snakebite project to improve access to antivenoms A new partnership to help save the lives of people bitten by venomous snakes was launched on Tuesday 17 April, in Port Moresby. The ‘PNG Snakebite Partnership’ is a three-year project involving the National Department of Health, the Australian Government, Seqirus Pty Ltd, and the Charles Campbell Toxinology Centre (CCTC), at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG).
Male advocates ready to champion gender equity Male public servants have committed to taking a leadership role in responding to and preventing gender-based violence in the workplace.
Churches and Law Enforcement Partners on Restorative Justice Churches and law enforcement agencies are working together with communities to promote restorative justice.