As of the 1st March 2014, all holders of Australian Passports will have to obtain a PNG Visa before entering PNG.

There will be no issue of Visas on arrival.

Information for Australians obtaining a visa for PNG from the consulate:

–          A visa application for PNG takes 5-7 days to be processed (process starts once documents are received) providing all paperwork is complete

–          PNG Consulates are located in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. A new Consulate office will open in Cairns in the near future.

–           The application form and requirements remain the same

–          Cost for a visa will remain the same

  • $0 – Tourist Visa (no application fee)
  • $215 – single entry business visa
  • $435 – Multiple Entry Business visa (12 months period commences on first arrival)


Consulate-General of Papua New Guinea

Level 3, 344 Queens Street

GPO Box 220

Brisbane 4001

Tel: (07) 3221 7915

Fax: (07) 3229 6084

Email: (Note: New Office Location – Level 3, 344 Queens Street)


Consulate-General of Papua New Guinea

Level 2, Clarence Street

Sydeny NSW 2000

PO Box A2273

Sydney South, NSW 1235

Tel: (02) 9283 9020 Fax: (02) 9283 5424

Consulate-General of Papua New Guinea

Ph: 612 62 733 322

Fax: 612 62 733 732


If you do not hold an Australian Passport, please contact the Papua New Guinea Consulate for their advice.


If you are travelling interstate, it may be a good idea to arrive the day before your International flight (International flights to Port Moresby depart from Brisbane, Cairns and Sydney).  Sometimes there is not enough time to catch both Domestic and an International flight on the same morning.  Our treks need to run to our date and time schedule, if you miss your flight to Papua New Guinea you will miss your trek.  Unfortunately we are unable to delay trek departure.  Something to think about!

Wear your boots on the plane and bring essential items in your carry on luggage.  Bags do go missing; bags can be left back in Australia.  If you have got your boots, medical supplies and some personal items with you and your bag goes missing, then you still have your basic requirements to trek.