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Tropical Cyclone Pam
Tropical Cyclone Pam caused significant and widespread damage in Vanuatu. However, tourist infrastructure is being repaired and essential services restored. The Australian Government has lowered the level of travel advice for Vanuatu. The Australian Government now advises Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Vanuatu. Tourist infrastructure on Espiritu Santo is operating normally. The Australian Government has lowered the travel advice level for Santo and surrounding islands. The Australian Government now advises Australians to exercise normal safety precautions on Santo and surrounding islands.
The Australian High Commission in Port Vila has resumed normal operating hours. The High Commission is open to the public from 8am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays. Please note the High Commission will be closed on Friday 3 April (Good Friday) and Monday 6 April (Easter Monday).
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.
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