Australian High Commission
Port Vila

About Us

About Us

Head of Mission


Ms Jenny Da Rin is the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu

Australian Heads of Mission

Opening hours

The High Commission is open from 8.00am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.


Job vacancies

 The Australian High Commission is looking for a part-time Research Officer to join our team. The Research Officer will provide support to the political and economic section at the Australian High Commission.


About the Position

The Research Officer will be responsible for analysing topical developments and undertaking research as required at the High Commission in Port Vila. The officer will report to the First Secretary, Political and Economic Section. The position is permanent part-time (15 hours per week) but there is scope for increased hours during peak times.


The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research and provide reporting and/or analysis on topical developments in Vanuatu
  • Draft reports and provide oral briefings as required
  • Follow and analyse Vanuatu Government foreign and domestic policy decisions e.g. diplomatic relations, United Nations issues, Commonwealth issues etc
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with key contacts


Qualifications/ Experience 

  • Experience in a research or similar role
  • High level written and oral communication skills


Essential Requirements
• Strong written and spoken English is essential and spoken Bislama are essential.


Applicants should hold Vanuatu citizenship or residents able to undertake work in Vanuatu. The Australian High Commission is an equal opportunity employer.


The  Posistion descriptions  are available here and from the reception of the Australian High Commission.

Applications must include:

  • a Curriculum Vitae;
  • a statement in support of the application; and 
  • the names and contact details of at least two referees.


Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager at the Australian High Commission, P.O. Box 111, Port Vila or emailed to  Please direct enquiries about the position to the Human Resources Manager on +678 22777. Applications close on Wednesday 22 February 2017.


Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


Public holidays

The High Commission will be closed on the following days in 2017:


2 January 2017


New Year's Day (in lieu)


26 January 2017


Australia Day


6 March 2017


Customs Chief's Day (in lieu)


14 April 2017


Good Friday


17 April 2017


Easter Monday


25 April 2017




12 June 2017


Queen’s Birthday


24 July  2017


Children’s Day


31 July 2017


Independence Day (in lieu)


5 October 2017


Constitution Day


25 December 2017


Christmas Day


26 December 2017


Boxing Day


27 December 2017


Additional DFAT Holiday


28 December 2017


Additional DFAT Holiday