Visa and Customs Information

Tourist Visas for Australian Citizens are now available on arrival in Papua New Guinea.

Tourist visas on arrival in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are now available for Australian passport holders for stays of up to 30 days and at no charge. For other visits, a visa is still required for entry into PNG unless the visitor holds an APEC business travel card.

Since 1 March 2014, Australian passport holders cannot:

Obtain Business - i) Short term & ii) Restricted Employment Facility (REF) visas on arrival at any port in Papua New Guinea
Be granted Uplift Letters for assistance of the aforementioned visas on arrival at any port of entry in PNG.
Australian passport holders still have to obtain visas at the nearest Papua New Guinea Overseas mission/post in Australia (or at an Australian mission/post abroad where there is no PNG Government representation). PNG’s current missions/posts in Australia are located in Canberra, Sydney, and Brisbane

To obtain a business visa, a sponsorship letter from the company you are visiting is standard. Austrade Port Moresby can provide such a support letter, especially if you are visiting Papua New Guinea for the first time.

Refer to the schedule on the PNG Government site for the visa fee structure introduced by PNG Immigration effective 1 October 2013.

Short-term Single entry
Persons entering for a single visit, should apply at any PNG Diplomatic Mission before travel and not on arrival. There is a 30 day stay validity per visa and employment is prohibited.

An extension of this visa is now permitted on payment of K500, payable with each visa/entry.

Short-term Multiple entry
Persons entering multiple times during a single 12 month period, should apply at any PNG Diplomatic Mission and not on arrival. There is 12 months validity from date of first entry, 60 days stay validity per visit and employment is prohibited. An extension for stays beyond  60 days is permitted on payment of K1000, which applies for each visa.

Where to apply?
Your application form, passport and supporting documents can be lodged at one of the following Australian Locations:

Include must have 6months or more validity on passport, and at least one blank page;
Apply for Visa Online
Visa applications won’t be processed at the office
Address for Sydney, update to
Papua New Guinea Consulate General
Suite G.04, 247 Coward Street
Mascot NSW 2020
New Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 1pm only

Papua New Guinea High Commission
39-41 Forster Crescent
Yarralumla ACT 2600
P O Box E6317
Kingston, ACT 2604

Tel: (05 612) 6273 3322
Fax: (05 612) 6273 3732
Email: [email protected]
Business Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

Papua New Guinea Consulate General
Level 3
344 Queen Street
GPO Box 220
Brisbane, QLD 4000

Tel: (05 617) 3221 8067
Fax: (05 617) 3221 7916
Email: [email protected]

Papua New Guinea Consulate General
Level 2, 222 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
P O Box A2273
Sydney South, NSW 123

Tel: (02) 92839020/(02) 92832070
Fax: (02) 92835424
Email: [email protected]