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 www.smartraveller.gov.au.
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 email@example.com to request a registration form. You can also register online at www.orao.dfat.gov.au. When doing so please include your email address.
Major upgrade for PNG hospital to benefit thousands
More than 70 thousand people, many of them women and children from Kudjip and surrounding areas, are set to benefit from new upgrades to the Nazarene Hospital.
APEC interns prepare for 2018
Two of Papua New Guinea’s brightest young public servants are at the forefront of preparations for APEC 2018. Eileen Aitsi and Isidore Sitapai Pasanai - both policy officers with Papua New Guinea’s APEC Secretariat - have been seconded for eight months to APEC headquarters in Singapore as intern program directors.
New signs and safer road works for Bougainville
At a recent road safety workshop in Buka, brand new road safety signs were distributed to 15 local contractors. Small and medium sized contractors play a vital part in the routine maintenance of Bougainville’s road network.
Kokoda Initiative helps strengthen school boards
The Kokoda Initiative is working with communities to help improve education standards along the track.
Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct Partnership continues revitalisation support at PNGIPA
The Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct continues to support the revitalisation of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration (PNGIPA) with the construction of a new Learning Resource Centre.
PNG and Indigenous Australian women make leadership link
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their Papua New Guinean counterparts have taken the first step towards establishing a formal dialogue on leadership, gender and culture at a landmark meeting timed to coincide with Australia’s annual celebration of its Indigenous people.