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

About Us

About the Australian Consulate-General in New Caledonia

The Australia 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).

The Australian Consulate-General works closely with the Australian Embassy in Paris and the French High Commission in New Caledonia.

Australian Embassy in Paris

French High Commission in New Caledonia

Head of Post

Short biography of Mr Paul Wilson, Consul-General

Other diplomats 

Deputy Consul-General

Mr John Collins

Ms Haidee Barrenger

Assistance to Canadian Citizens

Under the Consular Sharing Agreement with Canada, the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea can provide some assistance to Canadian citizens.

Canadian contact details in Australia (for New Caledonia) and New Zealand (for French Polynesia):

Consular and Passports Section, Canadian High Commission, Canberra

Consular and Passport Section, Canadian High Commission, Wellington

Visa-Immigration Section, Canadian Consulate-General, Sydney

Further information, including passport and other forms, on  

Registration on the Canadian consular registrar

Public Holidays observed by the Australian Consulate-General in 2017 (subject to change)

New Year's Day (in lieu) 2 January
Good Friday 14 april
Easter Monday 17 April
French Labour Day 1 May
Ascension Day 25 May
Whit Monday 5 June
Bastille Day 14 July
Assumption 15 August
Family and Community Day 25 September
Australian Labour Day 2 October
All Saints Day 1 November
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December
Additional DFAT Holiday 29 December

Australian Consulate, French Polynesia

This post is headed by an Honorary Consul.

The Australian Honorary Consul in Papeete can provide limited consular assistance to Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia and to Canadian citizens.

The Australian Honorary Consul cannot perform notarial (witnessing signatures, certifying true copies or originals, etc.) or passport services.

For notarial services, consider checking with the relevant Australian authority whether there are local options such as a foreign citizen who holds a particular title or occupation (eg. notary public, lawyer, police officer, etc.) who may be accepted as a witness.

For Australian passport services, please consult our passport services page.


Australian Consulate
c/- Petropol Central Office
Papeava Port Zone
Alfred Poroi Street
Papeete, Tahiti
French Polynesia

Telephone: +689 40 468 806
Fax: +689 40 468 854

Postal Address:

BP 9068 Motu Uta
98715 Papeete, Tahiti
French Polynesia

Emergency number (24h/7): +687 27 24 14 (follow the prompts) 



Policy Officer (Political) Fixed term 1-year contract - Full Time.

Candidates interested in the Policy Officer (Political) fixed term position, employed as Locally Engaged Staff under local conditions, are invited to submit their applications. We are looking for a bilingual individual with previous experience in international relations or political reporting with high level organizational and communication skills to join our team for a period of one year. For a full position description including selection criteria and how to apply, click here.

How to Apply:

Your application must include:

  • a covering letter of maximum 1 ½ pages (one version each in English and French), setting out why you are applying for the position and addressing each of the selection criteria, including examples;
  • a CV, which demonstrates that you possess the required qualifications and experience; and
  • contact details of two referees in support of your application.

Prospective applicants should note that this is a Locally Engaged Staff position not entitled to diplomatic conditions of service, and requiring the ability to legally work in New Caledonia.

Your application should be sent to: Consulat général d’Australie BP 22, 98845 Noumea cedex or by emailing attention Valerie Bensimon by COB, Wednesday 8 November 2017.