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 awardees prepare for study success in Australia
Ninety Australia Awards Scholarship awardees from across Papua New Guinea have gathered in Port Moresby to prepare for their studies in Australia next year.
Australian student completes studies in Papua New Guinea through New Colombo Plan program
Australian student, Ms Gina Zheng has departed Papua New Guinea after three and a half months of study at Divine Word University in Madang. Gina is the first Australian scholar to study in Papua New Guinea as part of the prestigious Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan scholarship program.
Remembrance Day in the Pacific
Media release from the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.
The ‘Bully Beef Club’, ‘The Precinct’ and Australia
Tony Shepherd AO, the Australian Business Representative on the Executive Advisory Board of the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct has written a fantastic new blog on the DFAT website to promote the great work and the positive outcomes of the Precinct in Papua New Guinea.
Partnership delivers new roads for Buin
A large community event was held today to celebrate the completion of a major project, funded through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership, to seal the main town roads in Buin, laying the foundation for greater development in the South Bougainville region.
Provincial public servants complete inaugural Future Leaders Program
Twenty-five public servants from 12 provincial administrations and health authorities in the country have completed the first ever Future Leaders Program through the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.
PNG Defence Members Arrive Home on HMAS Adelaide
It was a long-awaited homecoming for three Papua New Guineans as the Royal Australian Navy’s largest ship, HMAS Adelaide sailed into Port Moresby on Sunday.