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.

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The Pacific Engagement Visa

Eligible Papua New Guinea nationals will be able to register for Australia's new Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) program from 3 June 2024, providing new opportunities to live, work and study in Australia. In 2024, the program will enable up to 1,350 PNG citizens to migrate to Australia as permanent residents. Find out more:

Pacific Engagement Visa (

Pacific Engagement Visa (  - Subclass 192

Pacific Engagement Visa - Media release - PNG

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