Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea


Update on Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV)

Any new information affecting the safety and security of Australians in PNG will be communicated through the travel advice for PNG at You should also refer to Smartraveller news on COVID-19 at Please go here for further information. 





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 subscribe to receive travel advice updates by visiting Australian citizens and permanent residents in PNG can also connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

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If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between Papua New Guinea and Australia, please take a look at our new booklet: Papua New Guinea and Australia: Near Neighbours, Global Partners.

Key updates​

Latest news​

  • Thank you PNG for your thoughts, prayers and expressions of concern about those affected by the bush fires in Australia                                         We are deeply touched and grateful for the contributions that organisations and individuals are making to assist Australian communities and wildlife in this difficult time.

  • New bridge change lives for coastal highway communities                                                                                                                                                                    Locals in Bogia and Yawar in Madang Province are now able to resume economic activities along the highway and in Madang Town following the opening of the Nubia Bridge. The bailey bridge was delivered by the Department of Works with support from the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership.

  • Churches hit the airwaves to spread hope and public health information                                                                                                                                           A new radio and TV program – The PNG Hour of Hope – has been launched by the PNG Council of Churches and the National Broadcasting Corporation to provide daily COVID-19 information and spiritual guidance.

  • Awareness on existing laws contribute to change of attitude                                                                                                                                                         Extensive awareness conducted by police in Northern Province on the existence of the Family Protection Act (FPA) is changing community attitudes, by helping locals understand the seriousness of domestic violence as a criminal act and protections in place for survivors.

  • Australia provides more supplies and support for PNG for COVID-19                                                                                                                                                Australia’s support to Papua New Guinea to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 was boosted significantly today (Monday 11 May) with the arrival of a Royal Australian Air Force C27-J plane carrying supplies and additional personnel from the Australian Defence Force.

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