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 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.

  • PNG’s ICT champions honoured at Coral Sea Cable event                                                                                                                                                           Twenty-one Papua New Guinean professionals working in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector were honoured with a Coral Sea Cable repeater unit named after them.

  • Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS pleased by progress on ANGAU Hospital redevelopment                                                                                                  This week, Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, Jelta Wong, made his first visit to the K500 million ANGAU Hospital redevelopment in Lae in his new role, to view progress and reiterate the Papua New Guinea Government’s commitment to the project.

  • Democratic Development: Village Empowerment Program Reaches Milestone                                                                                                                         The Nawaeb District Administration of Morobe Province has developed a new governance structure that will link villages with the three levels of government and development partners to access basic services. 

  • Morobe to benefit from new health facilities                                                                                                                                                                                             Local communities in two Districts of Morobe Province will benefit from new heath facilities funded by the Australian Government as part of ongoing activities to strengthen provincial health systems in Papua New Guinea. 

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