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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 www.smartraveller.gov.au. Australian citizens and permanent residents in PNG can also connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
- Joint statement between Australia and Papua New Guinea on strengthening relations
Australia and Papua New Guinea recognise the critical importance of our bilateral relationship. Our two countries share a long history of close cooperation underpinned by common interests and deep community links.
- The Australian High Commissioner’s speech on Papua New Guinea in the Asian century has been ranked among the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) top 10 speeches in 2017.
Kimbe market redevelopment designs unveiled in partnership with West New Britain Provincial Government The iconic Kimbe Town Market in West New Britain will undergo a major redevelopment to expand trading space and vendor services under a partnership between Australia, New Zealand and the West New Britain Provincial Government.
Connecting communities to more reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity Australia’s High Commissioner Jon Philp announced last month, a new project that will provide access to more reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity through upgrades to six provincial grid facilities owned by PNG Power Limited (PPL) across Papua New Guinea.
Education sector initiative improves outcomes for Kokoda Track students Communities in Kokoda Track region are seeing education improvements with the support of the Kokoda Initiative, which has boosted infrastructure, teaching quality and student learning outcomes.
MOU - Australian High Commission - Western Provincial Government High Commissioner Jon Philp and Governor Taboi Awi Yoto signed an MOU outlining Australia’s current and planned support to the Western Provincial Government including for its COVID-19 response.