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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Key updates​

Latest news​

  • Launch of Sapotim Lida program: Strengthening gender equality, disability and social inclusion in the health sector                                         Sapotim Lida is a new Australian funded initiative that will contribute to gender equality, disability, and social inclusion (GEDSI), including promoting women’s leadership in the health system at both the national and provincial levels.

  • Hydrogeological surveys conducted in South Fly                                                                                                                                                                                          The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) has completed the first phase of the hydrogeological surveys for the South Fly District of Western Province as part of the South Fly Resilience Plan (SFRP). The SFRP, supported by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership aims to provide safe and reliable access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

  • New market complex for Wabag                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vendors and communities of Wabag District and nearby areas in Enga Province now have improved market facilities to engage in commerce and trade of their products and produce. The new market complex funded by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership together with the Wabag District Development Authority opened in Wabag Town on Monday 28 March.

  • New girls’ dormitory for Bisiatabu Primary School                                                                                                                                                                                       A new girls’ dormitory at Bisiatabu Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Primary School in the Kairuku-Hiri District of Central Province will make the living and learning environment for students more conducive to raising their academic performance.

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