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 www.smartraveller.gov.au.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form. You can also register online at www.orao.dfat.gov.au. When doing so please include your email address.
Australian Government Measures regarding the outbreak of Polio
The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has declared a public health emergency regarding an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus. The Australian Government has updated its visa application policy for travellers.
PNG and Australia to expand teacher training in Enga The Enga Teachers College will receive a new classroom block under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership to support the college’s goal of becoming a national leader in teacher training.
Handover of building set to improve community services in Manus Community facilities for the people of Manus have been given a substantial boost following the handover of the temporary Manus police station to the Provincial Administration for community use.
APEC Discussion explores agriculture as a major regional opportunity for PNG The Papua New Guinea public had their say on APEC Food Security week at the third event of the APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct, which was themed ‘Growing the nation: Agriculture, Inclusive Growth and Regional Opportunities’.