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.
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- 29th Australia-Papua New Guinea Ministerial Forum Joint Communiqué | Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (foreignminister.gov.au)
Constructing opportunities for women in trades More and more women are joining building and construction trades, an industry traditionally dominated by men. LizApril Fisa and Sharon Katari are part of this new generation of women in the building and construction industry. Their stories will serve as an inspiration to other women and girls who wish to enter similar skilled technical trades in their career.
Making it equal for women in education The PNG University of Technology (Unitech) and the University of PNG School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UPNG SMHS) are the first two universities in the country to co-create policies to make education more inclusive for women and girls.
South Fly District community rangers tackle food and water security with improved technology Sixteen community rangers, including nine female rangers, from the South Fly District, recently participated in a two-day Food & Water Security (FAWS) data collection workshop on Paho Island, Western Province. The training was a collaboration between the Western Province Disaster Office and the South Fly Resilience Plan (SFRP) under the Papua New Guinea–Australia Partnership.
Support for Air Niugini's fleet replacement program The Honourable William Duma MP, Minister for State Enterprises, joined Australian High Commissioner, Jon Philp, in Canberra on 16 February, at an officials’ letter exchange between PNG’s Kumul Consolidated Holdings and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on support for Air Niugini’s important fleet replacement program.