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

  • A round of Global Applause on International Volunteer Day
    The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID), an Australian Government Initiative provides opportunities for skilled Australians to be placed within host organisations to work with local colleagues build capacity within the organisation.
    Australian Volunteers Melaina Schuller-Tate, Tony Frugier and Shelomi Doyle are currently in Papua New Guinea volunteering in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, East New Britain and Port Moresby. 

  • Australia and Papua New Guinea leaders come together at inaugural board meeting
    More than 1200 Papua New Guineans from both the public service and the private sector are making a difference in their work places this year thanks to important training provided through the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct. This was among the highlights of the inaugural sitting of the Precinct’s Executive Advisory Board in Port Moresby today (December 1).

  • Students learn by living with the Kunguma People
    Ten of Australia’s most venturesome students from James Cook University have visited a village in Western Highlands Province to live among the people and learn more about their language, culture and way of life.

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Joint media release by Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator The Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.

  • The Australia- Papua New Guinea partnership: Shared challenges and opportunities
    2016 PNG Update Inaugural Address by HE Mr Bruce Davis Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea on 3 November 2016 on 'The  Australia –Papua New Guinea Partnership: Shared challenges and opportunities.' 

  • NRL’s ‘Voice Against Violence’ campaign in PNG launched
    Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) in partnership with Papua New Guinea’s Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee has launched an education program that will focus on helping young women and men to stand up, speak out and take action against domestic violence in Papua New Guinea.

  • Australia’s forestry research in PNG communities recognised by Her Majesty Queen ELIZABETH II
    A community forestry project on conservation of Papua New Guinea forests by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and it’s Papua New Guinea partner organisations, has been formally acknowledged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

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