Australian Consulate-General
Noumea
New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

Australian Consulate-General in Noumea

About the Australian Consulate-General in New Caledonia

The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is Australia’s official diplomatic mission in New Caledonia. The Consul-General is also accredited to Wallis and Futuna and is the representative to the Pacific Community (SPC).

In French Polynesia, the Australian Consulate-General in Papeete is Australia’s official diplomatic representation and we work closely with the Papeete mission.

The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea works closely with the Australian Embassy in Paris, the French High Commission in New Caledonia and the Government of New Caledonia, as well as with the French State and territorial services in Wallis and Futuna.

 

Acting Head of Post

Acting Consul-General

Dr Steven Barraclough

Dr Barraclough is a career officer within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently the Assistant Secretary of the Eastern European and Latin America Branch in DFAT. He has had previous overseas postings to Jakarta (2015-18 and 2005-09) and Brussels (2012-15), and is a former Director of both the Papua New Guinea and North, Central and Eastern Europe Sections in DFAT. Dr Barraclough was awarded a PhD from the Australian National University in 1999. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) and Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland.

 

Other diplomats 

Deputy Consul-General
Mr Matthew Mechan

Consul
Mr Jason Grave

Consul
Ms Ishara Davey

 

List of former heads of post


Public Holidays observed by the Australian Consulate-General

   
Public Holidays in 2022 (subject to change)  
New Year's Day (in lieu) 3 January (Monday)
Australia Day (in lieu) 31 January (Monday)
Canberra Day 14 March (Monday)
Good Friday 15 April (Friday)
Easter Monday 18 April (Monday)
Reconciliation Day 30 May (Monday)
Whit Monday 6 June (Monday)
Bastille Day 14 July (Thursday)
Assumption Day 15 August (Monday)
Labour Day (Australia) 3 October (Monday)
All Saints Day 1 November (Tuesday)
Boxing Day 26 December (Monday)
Christmas Day (in lieu) 27 December (Tuesday)
Additional DFAT Public Holiday 30 December (Friday)
   


 

Assistance to Canadian Citizens

Under the Consular Sharing Agreement with Canada, the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea can provide some assistance to Canadian citizens in New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.

In French Polynesia, assistance to Canadian citizens is provided by the Australian Consulate-General in Papeete.

The Consular Sharing Agreement with Canada does not extend to assistance with immigration, work, study or visa enquiries. Foreign nationals should contact Canadian Immigration and Citizenship services directly for advice and assistance and consult the websites of the Government of Canada and of the Immigration Refugees Citizenship (IRCC). For further information, including on biometric data collection, please contact the Canadian Immigration Service of the Canadian Consulate-General in Sydney, Australia (email: [email protected] – phone: +61 2 9364 3000). Please also contact your airline or travel agent for assistance as well as your diplomatic or consular representation in Canada We cannot provide advice on Canadian visa-immigration including eTAs and transit visas, biometric data collection, work permits or employment, taxation, social security, trade or study enquiries. These matters are managed by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship services.


 

Recruitment

 

CORPORATE OFFICER (Permanent, Full time)

The Australian Consulate-General is seeking a bilingual officer (high level oral and written language skills in English/French) with strong experience across a broad spectrum of corporate disciplines.  Tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in finance, HR and/or property management are required.  All round experience across these multiple disciplines is highly desirable. 

The successful applicant will possess strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and the capacity to adapt and work well in a small team environment. 

 

Click here for a full description of the skill set(s) sought and requisite qualifications/experience.

 

Please note that only complete applications will be accepted. Please ensure that your application contains all of the below requirements:

  • a CV in French and in English;
  • Two cover letters of 1 ½ pages each maximum (one in English and one in French), addressing the skills, experience and duties required; 
  • Two contact details of referees

 

Conditions of Appointment:
 

  • Category of Employment: Locally Engaged Staff (LES) – employed in accordance with Australian Consulate General-specific terms and conditions
  • Contract Type and Duration: Permanent, Full time position
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week (generally 08:30AM to 17:00PM although flexible arrangements are available)
  • Start Date:  As soon as possible
  • Place of work: Noumea
  • Remuneration:  The position is offered at the Locally Engaged Staff 4 (LE4) level. The monthly base salary is XPF 341,161.  A higher salary may be offered within the LE4 salary band taking into consideration relevant experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.  Performance rewards (annual pay point movement or bonus) are available under the Consulate-General’s Performance Management Framework.

 

Applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected] by 16:00 PM, Monday 23 May 202. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.