Australian High Commission
Port Vila

Development cooperation

Australian Development Assistance to Vanuatu

Australia is an important economic partner for Vanuatu, providing the country with the majority of its tourists, foreign direct investment and aid.  Australian aid to Vanuatu promotes economic growth and poverty reduction by fostering job creation and income opportunities; promoting a healthy and productive population; and supporting safer and more resilient communities. 

A comprehensive overview of Australia’s aid to Vanuatu can be found on the Vanuatu Country Page of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's website.


The Australian High Commission's Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) supports small-scale sustainable development projects that promote economic and social development in Vanuatu, particularly in rural and peri-urban communities.

Community groups, NGOs, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums, or other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis are eligible to apply for funding under the DAP.

Direct Aid Program (DAP) forms can be downloaded from the below links:

Direct Aid Program (DAP) Guidelines and Application Form (English)

Direk Aid Prokram (DAP) kaedlaens mo alikesen fom (Bislama)

For more information about DAP, please contact the Australian High Commission (Tel: +678 22777).

Applications closed: 31 October 2018