Australian High Commission
Port Vila


Latest News 

The Corporate section of the Australian High Commission will be having staff planning day from 8am to 1pm, 18 May 2018. Please note that during this period, the Notarial and Passport services will not be available.  For urgent matters please call 22777 for assistance.

Australia announces additional assitance to Ambae

On 3 May, Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, and Minister of International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, announced an additional 24.4 million vatu ($300,000) in humanitarian assistance to support the Vanuatu Government respond to the situation on Ambae, bringing Australia’s total assistance to date to 288 million vatu ($3.55 million).

Australian High Commission Vacancy notice

The Australian High Commission in Vanuatu is looking for a dynamic, high performing and motivated person with great people skills to join our corporate service team, as our Consular and Corporate Services Officer. Click here for details of the position and how to apply.

Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2019 is now open.

These prestigious Australian Government awards are offered to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through tertiary study at participating institutions in Australia and the Pacific region, scholarship recipients will develop the skills and knowledge to drive change, contribute to development in Vanuatu and build enduring people-to-people links with Australia and across the Pacific.

2018 Namatan Short Film Festival

The Australian High Commission’s Namatan Short Film Festival is officially closed for 2018! Short listed films will be screened in communities around the country.  Winners will be announced at a Finale at the end of May 2018.

Australian High Commission is now  on Twitter

A new year and a new beginning, the Australian High Commission Port Vila is now on Twitter! Follow us on @AusHCVanuatu for the latest High Commission news and events.

Australia Day 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Australia in Vanuatu

2018 is a special year for Australia in Vanuatu. Forty years ago, on 28 January 1978, Australia first established an office in the (then) New Hebrides. The Australian High Commissioner, Jenny Da Rin, hosted an official reception at the Australian High Commission’s Chancery on Thursday 25 January to celebrate Australia Day 2018 and the enduring bonds between our two countries over the last 40 years. With Vanuatu’s Acting President, Hon Esmon Simon, as the guest of honour, and the Prime Minister, Hon Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, the reception brought together Australians in Vanuatu, members of the Vanuatu Government, business, civil society and the diplomatic corps to reflect on Australia’s success as a diverse, peaceful and vibrant country.

Notarial Services and Passport fees increased from January 2018

Notarial services and passport fees increased from January 2018 in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


Australian Government's Foreign Policy White Paper

The Australian Government has released a Foreign Policy White Paper to forge a path forward for Australia’s overseas engagement in the next decade.