Australian High Commission
Kingdom of Tonga

Australia in Tonga

Malo e lelei and welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga.

Australia and Tonga have a strong and enduring partnership, with over 50 years of formal diplomatic relations. This relationship is underpinned by deep personal, historical and cultural ties and shared values.

Through our development partnership we work towards a shared vision of a prosperous and resilient Tonga. In particular, Australia is supporting Tonga in strengthening health systems, and economic recovery from COVID-19, building resilience to natural disasters and climate change, and supporting gender equality and social inclusion.

We also have a shared interest in a secure, inclusive and resilient Pacific region, reflected in our close cooperation in maritime security, fisheries management, law enforcement and community policing through the Defence Cooperation Program and Tonga-Australia Policing Partnership.

I invite you to follow us on Facebook @australiaintonga to keep up to date with the latest news and activities of the Australian Government in Tonga. As well as visiting the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for a broader outlook on Australia’s international relations.

Tu’a ‘ofa atu,

HE Rachael Moore
Australian High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga


Contact information

Salote Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Phone: (+676) 20400
Email: [email protected]

Important Notice: Australian Federal Election 2022

The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022.  If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.

The AEC recommends overseas voters cast a postal vote in this election. If you will be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you chck your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.

Australians in Tonga are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the AEC directly, or mailed or dropped off to the Australian High Commission. To drop off or mail your postal vote to:

Australian High Commission
Private Bag 35
Salote Rd, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Travel restrictions

From 21 February 2022, all visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.  

Updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, including information about travel exemptions, can be found here:

More information on about Australia's re-entry and quarantine measures can be found on the website.