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

 

 

COVID-19 – MUST READ INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE FRENCH PACIFIC

 

The Australian Department of Home Affairs manages entry and travel restrictions to Australia, including visas and entry exemptions. The Health Departments of each Australian State and Territory manage health regulations, including quarantine exemptions and fees. All Australian States and Territories have travel restrictions relevant to their jurisdiction that must be adhered to.

Travellers needing assistance with their Home Affairs (e.g. visa or travel exemption) or health (e.g. quarantine advice and exemptions) enquiries must contact the relevant competent authorities in Australia directly. Alternatively, travellers (e.g. dual nationals or third country nationals seeking to transit Australia) should also contact Australian authorities directly or seek consular assistance from their nearest diplomatic or consular mission in Australia or contact their airline, cruise line, port agent, travel provider or employer as appropriate.

Australian authorities recommend submitting applications as early as possible and at least two weeks, but not more than 3 months, prior to the intended departure. The Australian Consulate-General is unable to escalate Home Affairs or State and Territory related enquiries or applications, including those relating to exemptions.

We acknowledge that recent changes to Australian federal and state and territory government policies, including the caps on the daily number of passengers coming into Australian airports from overseas and the mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival on a user-pay basis for quarantine fees, have made it more difficult for Australians and permanent residents of Australia to return home. Australian authorities have implemented these policies to protect Australians and permanent residents, including friends and families, from the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

All travellers should regularly check the website links provided for the most up-to-date information regarding their situation and contact relevant authorities in Australia and overseas for assistance applicable to their circumstances. Travellers should also keep up to date with all travel restrictions and regulations both in Australia and overseas and should follow the advice of local authorities, including in the French Pacific, as measures and regulations can be subject to change at short notice.

 

Travelling to/from Australia

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Travelling to/from New Caledonia

 

Travelling to/from French Polynesia

 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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Latest News

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.

Cyclone season: are you ready?

Check out our useful links to make sure you have a safe summer.

 

 

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