Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

 

 

Welcome

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 consular.portmoresby@dfat.gov.au to request a registration form. You can also register online at www.orao.dfat.gov.au. When doing so please include your email address.

For visa enquiries please contact ttsportmoresby@ttsvisas.com.

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​

 

  • Skills development gives youth bright future  (Feature)                                                                                                                                                                                With limited opportunities in the formal economy, many young people in Papua New Guinea today often face challenges finding suitable employment and in turn are more likely to experience poverty. But two innovative youth programs supported by Australia are helping at-risk and disadvantaged youth gain the valuable skills needed to find employment. 

  • Efogi museum curator follows in father’s footsteps (Feature)
    When trekkers reach the half-way point along the 96-kilometre Kokoda Track, it is the friendly face of Gaksy Siosi that often greets them in the village of Efogi.

  • Rudy’s future bright thanks to church literacy program (Feature)                                                                                                                                                           When 24-year-old Rudy Dawarinai stood up and confidently read a story she wrote about her life in front of nearly 70 church representatives from across the country, few could believe that just three years ago she was completely illiterate.

  • Health reps attend global health security conference in Sydney                                                                                                                                                   Papua New Guinean officials were given an opportunity to contribute to discussions on the prevention, detection, response and recovery to biological threats in the region at the Global Health Security 2019 conference in Sydney in June.

  • New cable system to increase internet access and speed in Papua New Guinea                                                                                                                     Better internet in Papua New Guinea is one step closer with installation of the new Coral Sea Cable system commencing 1 July.

  • Young woman aims to increase visitors to museum                                                                                                                                                                           When Emma Andy secured a job at the National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) straight out of university four years ago, she saw her role as “a cultural ambassador of my country and our people.”

  • 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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