Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea


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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​

  • Leaders meet over PNG’s Road Infrastructure                                                                                                                                                                                        Prime Minister James Marape, PNG Leaders and key road stakeholders met recently to discuss the Connect PNG Strategy – a plan to increase strategic connections across PNG’s four regions over the next 20 years.

  • Road repairs boost business in East Sepik                                                                                                                                                                                         Improved road conditions between Wewak and Maprik Districts in East Sepik have created business and economic opportunities for local communities and commuters.

  • Coral Sea Cable System launched                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Coral Sea Cable System (CS2) was launched in Port Moresby on 5 June by the Hon. Prime Minister James Marape and Australian High Commissioner, Jon Philp. The Cable System has the potential to transform telecommunication services in Papua New Guinea, opening up opportunities for economic growth and development benefits.

  • Second AUSMAT team to be deployed to Papua New Guinea                                                                                                                                                                  A second team of Australian medical and public health specialists will be arriving in Papua New Guinea to further support PNG’s response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. 

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