Services for Australians Overseas
Australian Federal Election 2019
The date for the 2019 Australian federal election has not yet been announced.
The Australian High Commission in Port Moresby will* be offering in person voting for the 2019 Australian federal election. Members of the public must provide photo ID in order to gain access to the High Commission. ID is not required to vote.
For information on enrolling and voting while overseas, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.
If you wish to vote in the federal election you must be enrolled. To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au.
*Locations in which in person voting will be offered may change at short notice, subject to unforeseen circumstances or security incidents.
Information about assisting Australians overseas
Australians requiring consular assistance may call during business hours from 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
Australian High Commission
Godwit Road, Port Moresby
Tel: +675 7090 0100
Fax: +675 325 9239
For urgent consular assistance out of hours please call +675 325 9333 or +675 7090 0100 to be transferred to the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre.
Australian Passport services
Passport applications must be lodged in person at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, National Capital District or the Consulate-General in Lae, Morobe Province. An appointment is not required. Lodge applications during business hours from 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
In Papua New Guinea, you are required to pay passport fees in PNG Kina by EFTPOS, direct deposit or bank cheque payable to the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Fees are subject to indexation. No GST is payable on passport fees.
Notarial services are available during business hours from 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. In accordance with the Consular Fees Act 1955, fees apply for notarial services. In Papua New Guinea, you are required to pay consular fees for notarial services in PNG Kina by EFTPOS, direct deposit or bank cheque payable to the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Fees are subject to change. No GST is payable on consular fees.
See Smartraveller for more information about legalising documents overseas.
Smartraveller registration for Australians overseas
We encourage all Australians living or travelling outside of Australia to use online registration to register their travel plans.
Smartraveller travel information
Get the latest travel information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller website.
Amend enrolment details or register as living overseas with the Australian Electoral Commission.
Living in Papua New Guinea
- Australian Citizenship
- Australian Taxation
- International driving permits
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Police clearances
- Marriage overseas
Former residents of Australia
A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
For more information on bringing items (including pets) into Australia go to border.gov.au