Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea




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 register with the Australian Government through the High Commission or Smartraveller at

Registering with the High Commission is beneficial and easy. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as new Travel Advisories, notice of elections, and important information relevant to travellers and expatriates.

Registration must be self-motivated. There is no automatic registration when you get a passport, a visa or a job in PNG. Long term residents should regularly check to see if their registration is current.

If you wish to register or if you think that your registration may have lapsed please call the High Commission on +675 7090 0100 or send an e-mail to to request a registration form. You can also register online at When doing so please include your email address.

For visa enquiries please contact

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​

  • Nuku to benefit from new infrastructure and governance program                                                                                                                                                The people of Nuku in West Sepik Province have access to improved Government services under an infrastructure and governance program supported by the PNG-Australia partnership and the Nuku District Administration. 

  • Church forum promotes ‘gutpela sindaun’ as a precondition to PNG’s development                                                                                                             PNG’s seven mainline churches, the government, the private sector and civil society held their biannual Church Partnership Program (CPP) Forum in Goroka, Eastern Highlands, to promote gutpela sindaun (harmonious living) both as a model and pre-condition to supporting PNG’s development agenda.

  • Road maintenance reduces travel time on Sepik Highway                                                                                                                                                                   The completion of road maintenance along the Sepik Highway in East Sepik Province will reduce travel time for commuters between Wewak and Maprik.

  • Papua New Guinea and Australia hold first Annual Dialogue on Climate Change Action Plan                                                                                             Representatives from the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia gathered in Port Moresby on Monday 28 October for the inaugural Climate Change Annual Dialogue.

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