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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.
Kokoda Track a monument to enduring PNG-Australia friendship On Anzac Day Australia will reflect on the legacy of World War II, and recall the shared history and celebrate the special bonds created between Papua New Guineans and Australians during the conflict.
Kapuna Hospital receives early Christmas present with 100kw solar system The installation of 375 brand new solar panels is just one of the improvements underway in these rural health facilities, delivered through the PNG-Australia Partnership’s Incentive Fund grant, in partnership with Gulf Christian Services in Kapuna.
- Australia remains committed to achieving net zero emissions and helping our Pacific neighbours respond to climate change 2020 has been an extraordinary year. It has tested all of our resolve to tackle global challenges.
Women Human Rights Defenders Advocating for Children's Rights 'I have confidence that I can help other girls and women. I know what they go throught.'
New facilities a boost for Nuku Over 500 people in West Sepik Province will now have access to agriculture training and education services through two new multipurpose centres and a refurbished Local Level Government (LLG) chamber office.