Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

Services for Australians

Travel advisory - Smartraveller

Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about travel outside of Australia. Information affecting the safety and security of Australians in PNG, including COVID-19 risks, will be communicated through the Smartraveller travel advisory for PNG.

We strongly encourage you to read and subscribe to and follow the Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea’s Facebook page and Twitter account for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 information and resources​

Entering PNG

Check with your airline for current information about travelling to PNG.

Entering Australia

Travel restrictions for entry to Australia are subject to change. Please check the Department of Home Affairs website for up-to-date information on restrictions and requirements.

Contact your airline, travel agent or insurance company to discuss your travel plans.


Australian passport services and notarial services

Passport applications must be lodged in person at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, National Capital District or the Consulate-General in Lae, Morobe Province. Passport and notarial services are available during business hours from 08:30 to 16:00 Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services.

In accordance with Australia’s Consular Fees Act 1955, fees apply for notarial services. In PNG, you are required to pay passport fees and consular fees in PNG Kina by EFTPOS or direct deposit or in AUD online. Cash payments will not be accepted. Fees are subject to indexation. No GST is payable on passport or consular fees.

See Smartraveller for more information about legalising documents overseas.

Consular assistance

Australians requiring consular assistance may call during business hours, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Australian High Commission
Godwit Road, Port Moresby
Tel: +675 7090 0100
Fax: +675 325 9239
Email: [email protected]

For urgent consular assistance out of hours please call +675 7090 0100 to be transferred to the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre.

Living in Papua New Guinea

Former residents of Australia

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