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.

Please check the Australian Prime Minister’s press release and the Information notice for international travellers for further details.

 

NEW CALEDONIA

From Monday 23 March midnight, New Caledonian authorities will place the country under confinement with a limited number of services allowed to operate.

New Caledonia is suspending all commercial flights from midnight Friday 20 March 2020 and has advised it is making arrangements for the repatriation of non-residents to their countries through Aircalin. Please contact your airline for further information. 

Please check the website of the Government of New Caledonia for further information, including main facts in English, at https://gouv.nc/coronavirus. We will put any further updates on our Facebook page at L’AustralieEnNouvelleCaledonie

 

FRENCH POLYNESIA

On Friday 20 March 2020, French Polynesian authorities placed the country under confinement with only a limited number of services allowed to operate. This is having an impact on flights to and from French Polynesia and local authorities in French Polynesia have also announced that they are no longer accepting non-resident arrivals in the territory.

If you are already in French Polynesia and wish to return to Australia, we continue to encourage you leave as soon as possible by commercial means.

Please note the Australian Consulate-General visit to Tahiti scheduled for 14 April 2020 has been postponed 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 will put any further updates on our Facebook page at L’AustralieEnNouvelleCaledonie

 

AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL OPERATIONS

Due to COVID-19 confinement regulations in New Caledonia and travel restrictions, staff are working remotely. We are also seeing an increased workload at this time. Please contact us by phone on +687 27 24 14 or by email at consular.noumea@dfat.gov.au and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

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 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 April 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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