The Australian Department of Home Affairs does not have an office at the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea. The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea has no visa or other Home Affairs function and does not process visa applications or respond to visa or other Home Affairs enquiries.
For assistance with Australian immigration (including visas), travel conditions and citizenship matters, please read the comprehensive information provided below by Home Affairs or call the Home Affairs Global Service Centre (in Australia 131 881 – outside Australia +61 2 6196 0196), open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (local time). For foreign language assistance (including in French), press 6 and say your language in English.
Home Affairs recommends foreign travellers hold a passport valid for at least six (6) months and to enter Australia on a visa appropriate to their circumstances.
Home Affairs advises you should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have an appropriate visa to travel to Australia. Home Affairs further advises it will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.
Information on visas, citizenship and border protection (including customs) is available from the Australian Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs).
For information on regulations and authorisations regarding the use of drones in Australia or outside of Australia, please check Travelling with your drone | Civil Aviation Safety Authority (casa.gov.au).
For information on studying in Australia, please also check Study in Australia.
For information on doing business with Australia and trade information and organisations in Australia, please also check Doing business with Australia.
Before travelling to Australia, check the travel advice of your country of citizenship-nationality for recommendations made by your country to its citizens travelling overseas.
Canadian nationals should check the Canadian travel advice for Australia at Travel advice and advisories for Australia and follow Canadian recommendations.
French nationals should seek up-to-date information and assistance from their representations in Australia (French Embassy in Canberra or the French Consulate-General in Sydney) and should also check all French recommendations (in French) including:
- Conseils aux Voyageurs - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
- Australie - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
- Venir en Australie (visas...) - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- Stages en Australie - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- Séjours au pair et séjours linguistiques - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
Information on driving and licence regulations in Australia, New Caledonia and Wallis-and-Futuna is available under Driving Licences.
International travellers (including Australians) might be able to claim a GST (Goods and Services Tax) and/or WET (Wine Equalization Tax) refund for some goods bought in Australia that you can take on the plane or ship. Further information and process available at Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS).
Australian Biosecurity and Quarantine control luggage and parcels in ports and airports in Australia.
For further information, please follow the link to the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), including information on Travelling to Australia - DAFF (agriculture.gov.au) and the Australian Border Force Duty free concessions (abf.gov.au) information (in foreign languages including French).
If you require a certified copy of your passport as proof of exit from Australia, the consular section of the Australian Consulate-General may be able to provide you with this service. For further information, please follow the link Notarial Services, including witnessing, certifying issuing legal documents.
You may also request an International movement records from the Australian Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs).
Plan your trip with the official Tourism Australia website.
Also check out the tourism commission website for each Australian State and Territory:
- Australian Capital Territory Tourism Commission
- New South Wales Tourism Commission
- Northern Territory Tourism Commission
- Queensland Tourism Commission
- South Australian Tourism Commission
- Tasmania Tourism Commission
- Victoria Tourism Commission
- Western Australia Tourism Commission
The Australian Consulate-General is not able to assist people seeking information on employment, migration or visas, accommodation, financial, legal or commercial operations.
A number of websites offer job placements or employment opportunities in Australia generally for Australian citizens or residents holding a visa allowing them to work in Australia. Regulatory information on immigration, work and visas is available from the Australian Department of Home Affairs. People wishing to undertake a workplace-based or professional development training in Australia must consult the website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs for information on studying, training or accompanying a young student.
Some employment websites in Australia may be able to assist you:
For lists of French companies based or operating in Australia, please check out the websites of Business France, the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI) or the AUSTRALIE | Direction générale du Trésor (economie.gouv.fr).
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