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.
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.
University expansion in Madang to improve access to higher education in Papua New Guinea More than 1600 students of Divine Word University in Madang will benefit from the construction of new facilities funded through the Papua New Guinea – Australia Incentive Fund.
Australian High Commissioner visits East and West New Britain Provinces Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis visited several project sites in West New Britain including a new health facility and a cocoa rehabilitation project supported by the Australian Government during his visit to the province from 13-18 September.
Saving Lives, Spreading Smiles 150,000 mothers & babies to benefit from improved maternal & newborn care A new maternal and newborn care project was launched in Port Moresby on Wednesday 12 September. The project focuses on preventing and managing bleeding after delivery, a common cause of death in mothers and neonatal hypothermia (low body temperature) in newborns.
Consultations underway on revised community development policy The Australian Government is supporting the Department for Community Development and Religion (DfCDR), to review its Integrated Community Development Policy (ICDP).). The policy aims to protect families and empower communities as the building blocks of the nation.