Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea


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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.

For visa enquiries please contact [email protected].

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​

  • Government and Churches partner to improve access to services for juveniles                                                                                                                          The Department of Justice & Attorney General has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Church partners to help juveniles’ access restorative and rehabilitation programs.

  • 15,000 solar home kits to light up remote West New Britain                                                                                                                                                               Fifteen thousand solar home kits will be delivered and installed in West New Britain Province under a newly launched rural off-grid energy access program supported by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership.

  • Markets Economic Recovery and Inclusion (MERI) Program                                                                                                                                                                     A new program to help support safe ongoing market access during the COVID-19 pandemic was launched on Monday 5 October.

  • Community led health: PNG-Australia Partnership delivers clean water and hygiene grants                                                                                             Papua New Guinea Citizens across eleven provinces are set to access improved water and sanitation outcomes following the approval of nine COVID-19 community grants.

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