Australian Consulate-General
Noumea, New Caledonia
French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna

 

 

COVID-19 – MUST READ INFORMATION

 

AUSTRALIA

As of 17 March 2020, Australian authorities advise all Australians already overseas who wish to return to Australia to do so as soon as possible by commercial means.

From 15 March 2020, all travellers entering Australia are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon arrival in Australia. Only Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents and their immediate family are now allowed to enter Australia.

If you wish to travel to, transit through or leave Australia in the coming months, please check the Department of Homes Affairs website and the Department of Health's and the Information notice for international travellers for further details in advance.

 

NEW CALEDONIA

New Caledonian authorities have put in place “adapted confinement” regulations with certain services allowed to operate as long as people respect good hygiene and social distancing practices. Certain services may be affected.

New Caledonia has closed its borders to all non-residents and suspended all commercial flights and cruise arrivals indefinitely. Please contact your airline, cruise line or travel provider for further information. 

Please check the website of the Government of New Caledonia for further information, including key facts in English, at https://gouv.nc/coronavirus.

We encourage you to stay up to date with our New Caledonia Travel Advice on Smartraveller. We will put any further updates on our Facebook page at L’AustralieEnNouvelleCaledonie

 

FRENCH POLYNESIA

French Polynesian authorities have put in placed regulations requiring people to respect good hygiene and social distancing practices. Certain services may be affected.

French Polynesia has closed its borders to all non-residents and suspended all commercial flights and cruise arrivals indefinitely. Please contact your airline, cruise line or travel provider for further information. 

Please note the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is unable to visit French Polynesia at this time due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please check the website of the Health Department of French Polynesia for further information at https://www.service-public.pf/dsp/covid-19/.

We encourage you to stay up to date with our French Polynesia Travel Advice on Smartraveller. We will put any further updates on our Facebook page at L’AustralieEnNouvelleCaledonie

 

AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL OPERATIONS

In line with decisions by New Caledonian authorities, the Consulate General continues to respect social distancing and hygiene best practices as required. If you wish to visit our offices, please contact us beforehand by phone on +687 27 24 14 or by email at [email protected] to make an appointment.

For consular services in Noumea (passports and notarial services), please contact us by phone on +687 27 01 20 or 27 01 27 or by email at [email protected] to make an appointment. Please note these services continue to experience delays due to COVID-19 restrictions on international transport options. We are unable to provide passport and notarial services for French Polynesia at this stage and continue to work on solutions with relevant providers.


We thank you for your understanding and recommend you follow the advice of local authorities in the French Pacific on COVID-19.

We will put any further updates on our website and Facebook page at L’AustralieEnNouvelleCaledonie.

 Welcome to 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 French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna and is the representative to the Pacific Community (SPC).

Opening hours are from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Passports Services - All Australian passport applications lodged overseas must be lodged in person and additional overseas fees apply. 

Visa for Australia? French nationals with a valid French passport are generally eligible to apply for an eVisitor Visa online.

 

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Direct Aid Program- Wallis and Futuna, 2019-2020

Applications for project funding are now closed.

For more information on implementing development projects in Wallis and Futuna (available in French) click here.

Australia Awards Scholarships intake 2021

Applications for the 2021 Australia Awards Scholarships are now open. Candidates can apply online until 11:59pm, 30 June 2020. To find out more about the program, please visit our Study in Australia page, or visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website

New Caledonians and French Polynesians are eligible to apply for the Destination Australia program. For more information, please visit our Study in Australia page.

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