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

  • New nursing facilities in Enga Province
    New infrastructure launched at the Enga College of Nursing will help to train more nurses and serve the health needs of the people of Papua New Guinea. Australia and the Enga Provincial Government have worked in partnership to co-finance the development of this new infrastructure.

  • Enga Teachers College receives development boost
    Enga Teachers College is set to benefit from new teaching facilities and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) resources. The College will receive an Australian-funded and Department of Education-led infrastructure upgrade, including new computer equipment with wireless connectivity, a digital library and a fit-for-purpose classroom block.

  • Emerging leaders determined to create opportunities for women
    Emerging public sector leaders participating in the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct’s Future Leaders program believe they can advance employment opportunities for women throughout the country.

  • Kina-for-Kina Program to support Papua New Guinea universities
    An innovative and collaborative new program, established by the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia, will support higher education quality in Papua New Guinea.

  • APEC to put Papua New Guinea in the global spotlight
    Leading Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) experts say Papua New Guinea stands to benefit from being in the global spotlight when it hosts the APEC forum in 2018, including an anticipated boost to investment, tourism and trade.

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