Australian Consulate-General
Noumea
New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

 

COVID-19 – MUST READ INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUSTRALIA AND NEW CALEDONIA

The information and links provided below have been collected from official websites in Australia and in New Caledonia to assist you in managing your travel. Please read these carefully and regularly check the official websites for the most up-to-date information and instructions applicable to your circumstances. Regulations can be subject to change at short notice.

The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is unable to escalate applications or issues with the authorities concerned in Australia or in New Caledonia.

Travellers needing information or assistance with their applications, including exemptions, must contact the relevant competent authorities in Australia and in New Caledonia directly. Travellers (e.g. dual nationals or third country nationals seeking to transit Australia) can also seek consular assistance from their nearest diplomatic or consular mission in Australia or contact their airline, cruise line, port agent, travel provider or employer as appropriate, including on requirements for their specific travel as well as for regulations applicable in the country they are transiting through or travelling to.

 

Travelling to/from Australia - Refer to the links below to authorities and their instructions

 

Travelling to/from New Caledonia - Refer to the links below to authorities and their instructions

 

Information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Australia and in New Caledonia

AustraliaUp-to-date information about Australia’s national roll-out of COVID-19 Vaccination Program is available on the website of the Australian Department of Health. The COVID-19 vaccine will be voluntary and free and, if you choose not to have a COVID-19 vaccine, your eligibility for Government payments won’t be affected. Information on vaccines approved for use in Australia is available on the website of the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program will prioritise the rollout of vaccines in Australia and will not extend to Australian citizens while overseas. The Australian Government cannot provide advice on vaccines that have been approved for use outside of Australia’s regulatory process. Australians overseas should consult their local health professional or local health authorities for advice on vaccine options that may be available locally. The Government’s Australia.gov.au website has been launched with details of Australia’s approach to COVID-19 vaccination, including FAQs on COVID-19 vaccines for Australians overseas. Information is also available on Smartraveller. Australian authorities advise that, irrespective of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, international travellers will still be required to quarantine upon arrival to Australia and meet other travel restrictions sur as pre-departure COVID-19 testing. 

New CaledoniaInformation on COVID-19 vaccination programs in New Caledonia, including FAQs, is available on the website of the Government of New Caledonia at Info-Vaccination. Local authorities advise COVID-19 vaccination is currently free and not mandatory. Please check with local authorities on the availability of vaccines should you wish to be vaccinated. 

 

Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea

 

The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is Australia’s official diplomatic mission in New Caledonia. The Consul-General is also accredited to Wallis and Futuna and is the representative to the Pacific Community (SPC).

Opening hours are from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Australian Passports - 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 online for an eVisitor visa. Australian citizens must travel to Australia on an Australian passport.

 

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