Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

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

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 to request a registration form. You can also register online at When doing so please include your email address.

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

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The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government   which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. For New Colombo Plan internship and mentorship opportunities visit the NCP internship portal.








Road improvements continue in Manus

The Australian Government is funding the resealing of the road from Momote Airport to Lorengau town as a part of its support for Manus Province.

This investment will significantly improve the condition of the road, resulting in reduced travel time and improved access to services for local communities.

In addition to resealing of the road, maintenance works undertaken through this project will include bridge maintenance and rehabilitation of the area surrounding the new Australian funded market in Lorengau.

Rehabilitation works around the market will result in improved storm water drainage and an upgrade to the road surface that will reduce dangerous flooding of the marketplace. The new footpath around the market will also improve access for people with disability.

Manus Governor, Hon. Charlie Benjamin MP, said: “Having this project underway means real and tangible benefits for the people of Manus. Not just the jobs that it creates now, but the flow on effect that this improved infrastructure will have.

“Improving the resilience of our transport network against the seas and rains is vital to ensuring that our people and local businesses will be able to access the market and essential services all year round.”

A spokesperson for the Australian High Commission said that Australia’s funding of these improvements in the transport infrastructure of Manus helped provide the foundation for economic and social development in Manus, as good quality roads and bridges provided better access to essential services, connected people and offered economic opportunities.

This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian aid program and managed by the Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP). Works are being delivered by civil engineering company Shamrock Civil, which was selected through an open international competitive tender process.