Australian High Commission
Kingdom of Tonga

Latest news and events

AU$3.5 million in Australian support for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita

17 February 2017

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells announced additional humanitarian assistance to support Tongan communities devastated by Tropical Cyclone Gita on 16 February 2018.

Media release: AU$3.5 million in Australian support for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita

What is FFOV?

20 November 2017

The Families Free of Violence (FFOV) Program is a three-year program funded by the Australian Government, and implemented in cooperation with the Government of Tonga. The purpose of the program is to strengthen frontline response to family violence in Tonga, and increase community awareness of the impacts of family violence.

Read more here.

Job Vacancy - Executive Support / Local Area Network Administrator Assistant

3 November 2017

Do you want to join a dynamic team that values your input? The Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa is staffed by a cross-cultural team of around 30 staff responsible for managing Australia’s relationship with Tonga covering foreign policy, trade, aid, security and consular issues.  We are seeking an experienced, Executive Support / Local Area Network Administrator (LANA) Assistant, to join our team.

Read more here.

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

14 August 2017

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.

Return of your personal documents

26 June 2017

The Visas and Migration section holds a number of personal documents submitted as evidence by visa applicants seeking to migrate to Australia.

If you have submitted personal documents and wish for these to be returned please contact before 23 June 2017.

After this date all documents not collected will be destroyed.

Announcement for 2017 Australia Alumni Event

24 May 2017

Calling all Australia Alumni in Tonga to join us for the 2017 Australia Alumni event!

Australia Alumni (Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships, Australia Pacific Technical College, Australia Awards Fellowships) and privately-funded students in Australia. Tonga Australia Alumni Association (TAAA) wishes to connect, unite and celebrate Australia Alumni, so be sure to join us at the Tanoa Hotel on the 7th of June 2017, at 7pm. Dress code is Smart Casual.

To RSVP, email us at or call us at 20413/20414.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate & connect with other Alumni!

The Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa invites applications for the position of Families Free of Violence Program Officer.

8 May 2017

Read more here.

Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships 2018 Intake are now open 

22 February 2017

Read more here.

Australia Award Pacific Scholarship Awards applications now open

1 February 2016

The Australian High Commission is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 intake of the Australia Awards Scholarship and the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships.

Read more here.

Overseas Surcharge to apply from 1 July 2015

29 May 2015

From 1 July 2015 passport applications lodged overseas will incur an additional fee (overseas surcharge). The additional fee will be A$100 for all adult applications, and A$50 for all child applications. The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications.

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, visits Tonga

2 April 2015

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Julie Bishop, visited Nuku’alofa on Friday 2 April to highlight Australia’s close economic and security relationship with Tonga.

Read more here.

Tonga Study Awards

24 March 2015

The 2016 Tonga Study Awards Programme (TSA) is jointly sponsored by the Governments of Tonga, New Zealand and Australia. Under the TSA Programme, scholarships are available for study either in the region or New Zealand, depending on where a particular course is offered.

Read More Here.

Call for applications: Independent Assessor for Tonga Study Award Scholarships 2016

16 March 2015

TSA is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced high performing professional to work as an Independent Assessor to assist in vetting and screening of scholarship applications for commencement in 2016.

Read more here.

New Outdoor Cinema launches at Mahina Festival

14 November 2014

The Australian High Commission has launched its new outdoor cinema equipment at this week’s Mahina Arts Festival for the Pacific Film Night, featuring Indigenous Australian short films.

Read more here.

The Case for Pacific Regionalism

5 November 2014

An OpEd by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Brett Mason on the value of collaboration in the region.

Read more here.

International Day of the Girl Child: ending the cycle of violence

1 October 2014

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash and Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja today reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to ending violence against women and girls ahead of International Day of the Girl Child.

Read more here.

Australia and Westpac partner in the Pacific

8 September 2014

Today Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced an Australian partnership in the Pacific, with a specific focus on Papua New Guinea and Fiji, to increase access to finance and support the private sector.

Read more here.

Launch of the Economic Diplomacy Agenda

18 August 2014

Today the Australian Government’s economic diplomacy agenda was launched, an approach that will underpin Australia's active international engagement into the future.

Read more here.