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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships 2018 Intake are now open
22 February 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.