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.

Latest news​


  • Prime Minister Marape visits ANGAU Hospital redevelopment                                                                                                                                                       Prime Minister James Marape and Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis visited the ANGAU Hospital redevelopment in Lae on Friday 14 June.

  • Opportunities abound for PNG fashion entrepreneurs                                                                                                                                                                          The 2019 PNG Fashion Festival has wrapped up a series of successful workshops in Lae, Kokopo and Port Moresby, training over 250 participants in fashion design, including 30 people with disabilities.

  • Flora uses family planning to reduce maternal deaths                                                                                                                                                                       Flora Iketa Tenakanai, 32, is passionate about reducing Papua New Guinea’s high maternal mortality rate through the provision of family planning services in East New Britain.The mother of three is a registered nurse at the new Marie Stopes clinic at Nonga General Hospital in Rabaul, which officially opened on 5 April. Flora provides family planning guidance to men and women at the clinic and during outreach services to remote villages. 

  • Australia, China and PNG continue cooperation through new health program                                                                                                           Representatives of the Australian, Chinese and Papua New Guinean Governments recently met in Port Moresby to discuss continuing cooperation in malaria and health security. The meeting noted the success of an existing Australia-China-PNG Pilot Cooperation on Malaria Control Project in Papua New Guinea and considered how trilateral cooperation could further strengthen health security in PNG.

  • The Australian High Commissioner’s speech on Papua New Guinea in the Asian century has been ranked among the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) top 10 speeches in 2017.
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