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 contact

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​

  • PNG National Weather Service launches 5-year strategy                                                                                                                                                                      The Papua New Guinea National Weather Service (NWS) launched its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan in Port Moresby on Tuesday 22 October. The Strategy sets out a 5-year plan to improve weather services throughout Papua New Guinea.

  • Papua New Guinean and Indigenous Australian singers collaborate to promote cultural identity and campaign against violence   Indigenous Australian singer, Emily Wurramara is in Papua New Guinea on a second collaboration with Mereani Masani to participate in a program of activities hosted by the Australian High Commission to promote the International Year of Indigenous Languages and advocate to end violence against women and girls.

  • Warring tribes in Enga give up guns for bibles                                                                                                                                                                                             Two warring tribes, Pinai and Puikin in Enga Province have committed to peace and prosperity by symbolically surrendering guns in exchange for bibles after a decade of fighting.

  • Aust supports efficient customs service delivery at Mt Hagen Airport                                                                                                                                               Mt Hagen’s Kagamuga Airport will deliver more efficient customs services with the recent gifting of a new baggage x-ray machine by the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs.

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