Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

Consulate-General Lae


Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in Lae, Papua New Guinea.  Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, formally opened the Consulate-General on 8 March 2017.

Lae is the principal metropolis for northern PNG and the surrounding Morobe Province contains thriving agricultural, manufacturing, services and resources industries.  Lae is home to many long-term Australian residents and short-term business visitors.  Australians also travel to Lae to visit the Lae War Cemetery, a principal site for Australian soldiers killed in World War II.

With a focus on supporting business, development and people-to-people links, the Consulate-General is accessible from a temporary office in the Lae International Hotel.  The Consulate-General provides consular, passport and notarial services to Australian citizens.

We would like to encourage all Australian citizens and permanent residents in Papua New Guinea to register with the Australian Government through the Australian High Commission, Australia Consulate-General Lae or Smartraveller at

The registration information you provide 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.

For visa enquiries please send an email to the visa office or the visa service provider

Contact Information

Australian Consulate-General, Lae
4th Floor, Numberwan Supa Building
2nd Street Lae, Morobe Province
Postal Address: Locked Bag 236, Morobe,


Telephone: +675 472 3316
Facsimile: +675 472 6620

Office Hours for Consular, Passport and Notarial Services

Monday - Friday: 0800 -1200 and 1300 -1630, except for public holidays.

Out of these hours, in an emergency, please call +61 2 6261 3305 or +61 421 269 080 (for SMS) to be transferred to the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre (CEC).


  • Scarlet Beach World War II Commemorations
    The Huon Peninsula Campaign commemoration service held on Scarlet Beach, Finschhafen, on 22 September concluded the 75th Anniversary of World War II Commemorations organised by the Australian Consulate-General Lae for 2018.

  • Hundreds commemorate the Battle of Wau
    The 75th Anniversary of a defining event in World War II, the Battle of Wau, was commemorated in a dawn service on 30 January in Morobe Province. The dawn service was a time of remembrance and reflection. 

  • Lae-Cairns Sister City gains momentum
    Papua New Guinea’s second largest city, Lae in Morobe Province, has signed a Statement of Intent with Cairns, Australia, which will among other things, pave the way for improved tourism, cultural engagement and economic linkages between the two cities.
    Lae-Cairns Sister Sister Arrangement

  • 2018 New Colombo Plan Papua New Guinea Mobility Grants
    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan 2018 mobility placements, with 24 Australian students set to travel to Papua New Guinea to study and undertake work placements throughout the year. 

  • Redevelopment of ANGAU Hospital to bring improved health care services
    The Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Hon. Richard Maru, MP, the Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, Hon. Sir Puka Temu, MP and the Australian High Commissioner H. E. Bruce Davis visited Lae on Friday 25 August, to review the strong progress that is being made to redevelop ANGAU Hospital. The redevelopment is progressing on schedule and will enable provision of improved health care for the people of Morobe Province and the Momase Region more broadly.

  • Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop launches new Rice Milling Technology in Lae
    The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop today launched a project with the National Agricultural Research Institute’s (NARI) and Trukai Rice to pilot new rice milling technology.

  • Visit to Lae by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop
    The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, travelled to Lae at the end of last week, to open the Lae Consulate-General and visit several initiatives under the Papua New Guinea-Australia development cooperation partnership, following the Ministerial Forum in Madang.

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