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As the Australian High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu, I am pleased to welcome you to our website.
This website contains useful information for Australian and ni-Vanuatu citizens. For visiting and resident Australians, please see the Australian Government's travel advice for Vanuatu and register your travel. For those wishing to visit Australia, please see information and advice on applying for a visa.
As Pacific neighbours, Australia and Vanuatu share a strong bilateral relationship. Australia supported Vanuatu’s independence in 1980 and remains one of its closest partners today with longstanding ties at the government, business and community levels.
Australia and Vanuatu continue to cooperate closely at the international level as fellow members of the United Nations, the Pacific Islands Forum, the Commonwealth and most recently the World Trade Organisation.
As a regional neighbour, Australia can, and is, making a real difference to the lives of people in Vanuatu through its aid program. Australia works closely with the Government of Vanuatu, the private sector and civil society to improve Vanuatu’s development. Together we have made impressive progress towards eradicating malaria, repairing key rural roads, and increasing primary school enrolment rates.
Please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australian Aid website for more information on the Australia-Vanuatu Partnership for Development.
Australia and Vanuatu have well-established cultural and people-to-people links through church, sport and education. Australia also remains the largest source of tourists to Vanuatu, with thousands of Australians visiting each year to discover the beauty of the archipelago and the friendly smiles of ni-Vanuatu people.
Please enjoy your visit to our website and feel free to contact the Australian High Commission for further enquires.
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Canning in Western Australia will be held on Saturday 19 September 2015.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Canning, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm (AWST) Monday 24 August 2015.
In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go. To apply for a postal vote visit www.aec.gov.au/canning/pva. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before election day.
For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/canning/ or contact the AEC via email (email@example.com) or telephone +61 2 6160 2600.
Were you an Australian Government-supported scholarship recipient? We would like to hear from you.
The Australian High Commission would like to build a network of former recipients of an Australian Government-funded scholarship, the Australia Awards Alumni Network. To find out what you would like to see in this Alumni Network, we are currently running a survey. Every ni-Vanuatu who has previously received an Australian Government-funded scholarship to study in Australia, Vanuatu or in the Pacific region can participate in this survey and has the chance to win an Alcatel Pop7 tablet with SIM card for start-up internet data access.
Don’t miss it. Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/AustralianAwardsSurvey or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Word version of the survey. You have only until Monday 31 August 2015 to complete the survey and to have the chance to win an Alcatel Pop7 tablet.
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