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

New Colombo Plan 2018

The Australian Consulate-General was pleased to host the first New Colombo Plan students in New Caledonia on 1 February during a reception that brought together members of business, institutions and civil society. We thank Member of Government for Education Helene Iekawe for joining us at the event.

These students from The University of Queensland spent the last three weeks in New Caledonia undertaking language classes with CREIPAC Language School, Noumea, and research which will contribute to their studies back in Australia. CISaustralia also partnered with the project to facilitate the students’ preparation and has accompanied them throughout their Mobility Project.

For more information about the New Colombo Plan and the Internship and Mentorship Network, please contact the Australian Consulate General in Noumea or visit


Member of Government for Education Helene Iekawe and Australian Consul-General Paul Wilson with the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant students.

Australian Consul-General Paul Wilson and Policy Officer Rebecca Pope with the first group of New Colombo Plan students in New Caledonia.