Australian Consulate-General
Noumea
New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

 

OFFICE OPERATIONS AND CONSULAR ASSISTANCE


The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is open by appointment only.

For notarial or passport appointments, please email us on [email protected] and provide us with your details and the service you require.

For any other enquiry, please check all information available on our website and email us on [email protected] as required.

The state of emergency applicable throughout New Caledonia from 15 May 2024 was lifted on Tuesday 28 May at 5am. Local authorities advise the curfew from 6pm to 6am, as well as bans on gatherings and sale or transport of weapons and alcohol, remain applicable throughout New Caledonia until 17 June 2024 10am.

Tontouta international airport remains closed and only approved commercial flights can operate (Aircalin approved flight schedule - Informations de vols et actualités utiles en temps réel (aircalin.nc)), please contact your airline or travel agent for further information.

The French High Commission in New Caledonia requests all foreign tourists and non-residents to register on their Registration Portal (Accompagnement des touristes français et étrangers - Actualités - Les services de l'État en Nouvelle-Calédonie (nouvelle-caledonie.gouv.fr)) and to call their Information Centre on +687 200 000 (open from 8am to 4pm) for assistance with your circumstances.

The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea provides consular assistance in New Caledonia and Wallis-and-Futuna to citizens of AustraliaCanada, Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

If you are in New Caledonia and require urgent consular assistance, please call +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas), or +687 27 24 14 (in New Caledonia) and follow the prompts to be connected to the 24/7 Consular Operations Centre in Canberra for assistance. Follow the instructions of local authorities, also relayed by your hotel, and contact your airline or travel agent for assistance with their flight information.

If you are in Australia and are concerned for family or friends currently in New Caledonia, please call the 24/7 Consular Operations Centre in Canberra on 1300 555 135.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can also alternatively contact the 24/7 Canadian Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa (email: [email protected] – phone: +1 613 996 8885 with call collect accepted where available).

Australian citizens should check the Australian travel advice for New Caledonia and subscribe to Smartraveller updates. Canadian citizens should check the Canadian Travel advice and advisories for New Caledonia.

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Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea

 

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).

Opening hours are from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

 

Australian Passports - Australian customers should lodge their passport applications at their nearest Australian mission: if you lodge your passport application with another mission, you may be at risk of further delays, including for the delivery of your passport, and associated costs, as new passports are automatically sent to the post where they were lodged and redirections cannot be easily facilitated. Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once a completed application has been received and payment has been taken. You may be eligible for a mailed-in adult renewal application under specific conditions

Visas for and travel to Australia (Home Affairs) - French nationals with a valid French passport are generally eligible to apply online for an eVisitor visa. Australian citizens must travel to Australia on an Australian passport.

 

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