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 the following days:
- Monday 3 April 2017 from 2pm to 4pm, and
- Tuesday 4 April 2017 from 2pm to 4pm, and
- Thursday 6 April 2017 from 2pm to 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, new passports will be returned via international courier company from Noumea to French Polynesia with payment of the shipment upon receipt by the passport applicant.

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, or notarial forms) 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 and further information, 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

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:

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:

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: 


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Program and registration details can be found online at:

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