Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

Services for Australians

Services for Australians Overseas  

Australian Federal Election 2019

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.

To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April 2019 (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).

The Australian High Commission will be open on the following days for pre-poll voting for the 2019 Australian Federal Election:

Monday, 6 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Thursday, 9 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Friday, 10 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Monday, 13 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Thursday, 16 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Friday, 17 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Saturday, 18 May 2019

9am – 4pm

Australian citizens wishing to vote in person at the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby are strongly encouraged to attend the High Commission early in the two week pre-polling period as high numbers of voters and long delays are expected on Election Day Saturday, 18 May 2019. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.

If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.

Consular Assistance

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

Email: consular.portmoresby@dfat.gov.au

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.

Apply for an Australian passport online

Notarial services

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.

Australian elections

Amend enrolment details or register as living overseas with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Living in Papua New Guinea

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