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.
Update for Australians travelling to Papua New Guinea
As part of hosting APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, PNG is temporarily suspending issuing visas on arrival to all foreign nationals from 30 October to 30 November 2018. This suspension will not affect travellers who already hold a valid paper visa in their passport. Over this period, official visitors travelling to PNG for APEC Economic Leaders Week should seek visas as part of their accreditation process. Other travellers should seek visas through their nearest PNG diplomatic mission.
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.
Anglicare's Begabari clinic opens new chapter with NCD Health Anglicare’s Begabari clinic will now be part of the National Capital District (NCD) Health Services Division.
NARI delivers transformative solar rice mill machinery to communities Communities in Morobe Province are among the first recipients of 70 solar-powered rice mills funded under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Incentive Fund.
Refurbished National Museum & Art Gallery reopens to all The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon Emil Tammur MP and the Australian Foreign Minister Senator the Hon Marise Payne, officially reopened the refurbished National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) in Port Moresby on Friday 12 October.
Legal aid for land disputes as Public Solicitor expands services Under the Public Solicitors Office (PSO) expansion plans, people will be able to access legal aid for land disputes and improved access to child welfare and family law services, according to the Public Solicitor Leslie Mamu, speaking at the 60th anniversary celebration of the PSO.