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

Electoral Information

The 2017 Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday 25 November 2017.  For more information, including on how to check you enrolment and vote, please visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland website.

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017. For more information, including on how to check you enrolment and vote, please visit the Electoral Commission for New England website.

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.  For more information, including on how to check your enrolment and vote, please visit the Electoral Commission for Bennelong website.

Please note that in-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for these elections.

 

Welcome to 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).

 

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.

 

Latest News

HMAS Adelaide (I)

The Australian Consul-General joined the Mayor and Honorary Mayor of Noumea, the Free France Foundation in New Caledonia and the representative of the FANC at the Gare Maritime in unveiling on Tuesday 19 September a plaque commemorating the role of HMAS Adelaide (I) during the ralliement of New Caledonia.

Direct Aid Program- Wallis and Futuna, 2017-2018 

The current round for project funding is open until 28 November 2017.

Associations implementing development projects in Wallis and Futuna over 2017-2018 are invited to submit an application for project funding until 28 November 2017, 16:00.

For more information (available in French) click here.

The Minister for International Development and the Pacific's visit

The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells attended the 10th Conference of the Pacific Community and 70th Anniversary celebrations in Noumea. Read more.

NAIDOC Week 2017

The Australian Consulate General was pleased to present the documentary film “Zach’s Ceremony” in the context of NAIDOC Week 2017. The film screened in partnership with the Pouembout Agricultural High School, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, the Loyalty Islands Province and the Médiathèque de Lohnä in Lifou. Read more.

Australia Awards Scholarships intake 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 intake of the Australia Awards Scholarships. Candidates from Wallis and Futuna are invited to read the application information available online at: http://noumea.consulate.gov.au/nmea/study.html

New Caledonians and French Polynesians are eligible to apply for the Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships. Applications are expected to open in April 2017. For more information, please visit: http://noumea.consulate.gov.au/nmea/study.html

Australia Day 2017

Australian Consul-General Paul Wilson hosted a reception at the Residence to celebrate Australia Day 2017. Read more.

White Ribbon Day 2016

Each year, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is marked on 25th November. From 21-25 November, the Australian Consulate General invited the public to tie a white ribbon to the gates of the chancery building in support of  ‘White Ribbon Day’ - the campaign for the elimination of violence against women. Read more.

Direct Aid Program- Wallis and Futuna, 2016 – 2017

Applications for the 2016-2017 DAP funding round are open until the 2 December, 2016, 6pm.

For further information (available in French), please visit: http://noumea.consulate.gov.au/nmeafrench/DAP2016-17.html 

 

APIBC 2016 Australia-New Caledonia Business Forum

The Australia Pacific Islands Business Council’s (APIBC) 2016 Australia-New Caledonia Business Forum will be held on the 14th of October in Brisbane.

Program and registration details can be found online at: http://apibc.org.au/events/12th-australia-new-caledonia-business-forum/

75th anniversary of Australian diplomatic representation in Noumea

The 6 August 2015 marks a milestone in Australian diplomatic representation in Noumea. On 6 August 1940, Australia’s Minister for External Affairs, John McEwen, announced to the Parliament that the Australian Government had appointed Bertram Charles Ballard as Australia’s first official representative in Noumea. Read More.