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.
UPNG medical school gets an upgraded dental clinic
The University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received an upgraded dental clinic funded through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership.
New phase of Papua New Guinea Church Partnership Program strengthens collaboration
Phase Three of the Church Partnership Program (CPP) was launched in Port Moresby last week. The next phase of CPP will focus on enhanced collaboration to improve service delivery, build community resilience and strengthen the institutional capacity of the Papua New Guinea Council of Churches and its members.
Telefomin Hospital receives medical equipment from the Australian High Commission
The Telefomin Hospital has received much needed medical equipment through an Australian High Commission Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant.
Papua New Guinea-Australia partnership improving health care services in Western Province
Papua New Guinea Minister for Immigration and Border Security Hon. Petrus Thomas and Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis participated in a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday 9 October for the redevelopment of Mabudawan Health Centre in the South Fly District of Western Province.
APTC Port Moresby Campus graduates 200
Over 200 Papua New Guineans proudly celebrated their achievements during the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) graduation ceremony held at Port Moresby last week.