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

Australian passport and notarial services in French Polynesia – Visit to Papeete

The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea will be visiting French Polynesia to offer consular services (passport and notarial services).

Consular services will be by appointment only on Thursday 31 May 2018 from 2-4pm.

Appointments will be held at the Australian Consulate in Papeete, Tahiti (Petropol Central Office, Papeava Port Zone). 

Please check the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea for information on:

- Passport Services (including fees and requirements regarding in-person lodgement and original supporting documents), and

Notarial Services  (including fees and our recommendation to check with the relevant Australian authority whether there are local options such as a foreign citizen who holds a particular title or occupation e.g. notary public, lawyer, police officer, etc. who may be accepted as a witness).

Please note the following requirements apply at the time of the appointment:

  • fees will need to be paid in cash (XPF) and to the exact amount,
  • For passport applicants, the new passport and the current passport (if not already expired), will be returned by courier mail with mailing fees to be paid on arrival in French Polynesia by applicants.

We strongly recommend that you contact the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea in advance of this visit, to discuss your needs and that you scan us documents (including full passport applications along with supporting documents) so that we can confirm if an appointment can be organised for the relevant consular service.

To make an appointment for passport and/or notarial services, please contact the consulate at

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

Final date extended – Applications for the ‘Australia Awards Scholarships’ programme 2019 intake

The Australian Consulate General advises that the final date to submit candidatures for the ‘Australia Awards Scholarships’ programme 2019 intake has been extended to 14 May 2018.

Interested candidates from Wallis and Futuna wishing to submit an application must return the completed application form to the Australian Consulate General by 11:30pm, 14 May 2018. Please send electronic applications to

For more information, please contact us at or visit

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Applications for the 2019 Australia Awards Scholarships are now open. Candidates from Wallis and Futuna can submit applications online until 30 April 2018. To find out more, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. 

New Caledonians and French Polynesians are eligible to apply for the Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships. Applications are expected to open in April 2018. For more information, please :

White Ribbon Day 2017

Each year, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is marked on 25th November. From 20-24 November 2017, the Australian Consulate General invited the public to tie a white ribbon to the gates of the chancery building in support of the campaign for the elimination of violence against women. Read more.

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.

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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.

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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 Day 2017

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


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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:


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.