To our Kokoda Spirit trekkers,
Below is some important information regarding changes to entry Visas for PNG.
If you have any questions regarding this information please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Kokoda Spirit Tourist Travel to Papua New Guinea urgent update

News released on the 21st January 2014 relating to the requirement for Australian Tourists to now obtain a visa prior to entering Papua New Guinea.

The PNG Prime Minister Mr Peter O’Neil said on Tuesday 21st January 2014, that

“All Australians travelling to PNG have to get a visa before arrival”

We have been able to confirm after speaking with the PNG consulate in Brisbane today 22nd January 2014 that Australians will need to obtain a visa
prior to entry into PNG for entry from the 1st March 2014

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. We have included the postal addresses below.
– A new Consulate office will open in Cairns in the near future.
– The application form and requirements remain the same

  • 1 x passport photo
  • Copy of travel itinerary
  • Completed application form
  • Paid, self addressed registered parcel bag for the return of your passport.
  • - 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, 222 Clarence Street ,
Sydeny NSW 2000
PO Box A2273
Sydney South, NSW 1235
Tel: (02) 9283 9020 Fax: (02) 9283 5424

Australia – Canberra

PNG High Commission
39-41 Forster Crescent,
Yarralumla ACT 2602
P.O BOX E6317 Kingston ACT 2604

Ph: 612 62 733 322
Fax: 612 62 733 732



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