Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea


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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.

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Latest news​

  • Learning to read creates way forward for Chris                                                                                                                                  No one would guess that Chris Issca was unable to read for most of his life if they heard him read the Bible today. Last year Chris learned to read Tok Pisin when he attended an adult literacy training conducted by the Baptist Union PNG (BUPNG) in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province.

  • ANGAU Hospital’s New Waste Management Facility opened                                                                                                                                                       The new Waste Management Facility and Infectious Diseases Inpatient Unit at the ANGAU Memorial Provincial Hospital are now operational. The facilities are part of the new infrastructure built under the hospital’s redevelopment supported by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership.

  • Australia’s commitment to supporting inclusive infrastructure                                                                                                                                                              The Australian Government is committed to ensuring all infrastructure investments across Papua New Guinea serve people of all backgrounds and abilities, ensuring communities everywhere benefit from secure, reliable and sustainable infrastructure.

  • Sister Wakon’s passion to help survivors of family and sexual violence                                                                                                                                            In Papua New Guinea, women and children experience some of the highest rates of violence in the world. Nationally, about 1.5 million people per year experience gender-based violence, with most perpetrators (81%) being husbands or partners, according to the PNG special parliamentary committee on GBV. More than half of the country’s women aged 15-49 have experienced violence, and a third have experienced sexual violence, according to the PNG Demographic and Health Survey (2016-2018). Notably, only about a third of survivors seek support, according to the PNG Demographic and Health Survey (2016-2018).

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