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.

Voting in the 2023 Referendum 

On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.

The Australian High Commission in Port Moresby and Consulate in Lae will be in-person voting centres and postal vote collection centres.

All eligible Australians living in or visiting Papua New Guinea will be able to vote.

To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. Please ensure that your enrolment details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.

In-person voting will be held at the High Commission in Port Moresby and Consulate in Lea.

Australian High Commission, Port Moresby

  • Tuesday, 3 October 2023 to Friday, 6 October 2023, 9.00am and 4.00pm
  • Saturday 7 October 2023, 10.00am and 2.00pm
  • Monday, 9 October 2023 to Friday, 13 October 2023, 9.00am and 4.00pm

The Australian High Commission will host a democracy sausage sizzle on 7 October 2023, where proceeds will be donated to a local charity. 

Consulate, Lae

  • Monday, 9 October 2023 to Friday, 13 October 2023, 9.00am and 4.00pm

There will be no voting services on 14 October 2023. To gain entry to the High Commission and Consulate you will be requested to present your Australian passport. 


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