Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea


Update on Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV)

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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 subscribe to receive travel advice updates by visiting Australian citizens and permanent residents in PNG can also connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

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If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between Papua New Guinea and Australia, please take a look at our new booklet: Papua New Guinea and Australia: Near Neighbours, Global Partners.

Key updates​

Latest news​

  • Thank you PNG for your thoughts, prayers and expressions of concern about those affected by the bush fires in Australia                                          We are deeply touched and grateful for the contributions that organisations and individuals are making to assist Australian communities and wildlife in this difficult time.

  • Churches and Government act to protect Papua New Guinea                                                                                                                                                                   The need to promote key messages and access to accurate and timely information on COVID-19 was the focus of discussion between representatives from Government and Churches supported by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership in an emergency meeting in Port Moresby this week.

  • Australia backs PNG’s COVID-19 preparations                                                                                                                                                                                            The Australian Government has provided an additional PGK1.7million to support the Government of Papua New Guinea prepare for and respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Divine Word University opens new student and staff facilities                                                                                                                                                            More than 1600 students of Divine Word University’s Madang campus are set to benefit from the construction of two fully-furnished undergraduate student dormitories, one for males and one for females, each consisting of 36 rooms and 72 beds.

  • Government and Church strengthen alliance to improve service delivery                                                                                                                                         The frontline work of PNG Churches was celebrated at the 29th biannual Church Partnership Program Forum in Lae, supported by the Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership.

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