Australian High Commission
Port Vila


Welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

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As Pacific neighbours, Australia and Vanuatu share a strong bilateral relationship. Australia supported Vanuatu’s independence in 1980 and remains one of its closest and biggest development partners today. We also share strong people-to-people links across every sector of our communities including our churches, workforces, sports and cultures.


Australia is proud to be a major partner of Vanuatu.  Just as we stood with Vanuatu before Independence – and advocated for that independence at the United Nations – so too are we proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with it now.

We look forward to sharing more with you in 2023.‚Äč



Voting in the 2023 Referendum

A referendum will take place in Australia on Saturday 14 October 2023.                                                                                                                                                     

You can now apply for an overseas postal vote or check your enrolment details.

The Australian High Commission will offer in-person voting for Australian electors. Voting will be available 9:30am – 4pm from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October 2023.

Further information on the Voice Referendum is available on the website of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).


Latest news and updates 

For more, see Speeches and Media Releases from the Australian High Commission in Vanuatu.



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