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.

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For visa enquiries please contact [email protected].

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​

  • Daru gets legal service boost                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Legal services provided to more than 15,000 people living in Daru have been improved following village court information sessions and inspections held in the area recently.

  • Australia provides funding for HIV response in Papua New Guinea                                                                                                                                                     Australia is partnering with UNAIDS and the PNG National Department of Health to deliver a PGK3.8 million investment to prevent HIV transmission and support people living with HIV in Papua New Guinea.

  • TSCMIC Supports Inclusive Maritime Sector                                                                                                                                                                                                       A recent forum by transport sector agencies has highlighted the need for increased women’s participation and capacity building in the maritime sector.

  • Financial literacy boost for Talasea’s farmers and businesses                                                                                                                                                              The Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership in collaboration with the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) is supporting an initiative by the West New Britain Provincial Government to boost financial literacy.

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