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.
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.
Joint statement between Australia and Papua New Guinea on strengthening relations
The Prime Ministers of Australia and Papua New Guinea recognise the critical importance of our bilateral relationship. Our two countries share a long history of close cooperation underpinned by common interests and deep community links.
Divine Word University supports women's empowerment in the workplace (Feature) Narelle Diau, Lilly Wani, Emma Francis and Marychris Gil are proud to be working in various roles in male dominated fields of construction and mechanics at Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang.
Goroka marches against gender-based violence On the morning of Saturday 1 December, Goroka came alive with the voices of around 800 women, men and youth taking part in an anti-violence march through the town.
Inspirational women providing HIV care in Mt Hagen Winfred Loiea and Rose Tumange are two remarkable women whose persistence in convincing women and girls living with HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) to stick with their treatment has made a lasting difference.
Talasea District partnership to revive cocoa industry Three new cocoa resource centres will be constructed in Talasea District, West New Britain Province. Supported by the Australian Government, the centres will be used to rehabilitate Talasea District’s cocoa industry after it was impacted by a cocoa pod borer infestation in 2006.