Australian High Commission
Republic of Nauru

Australian High Commission, Nauru

High Commissioner's message:


Ekamawir omo,

Welcome to the Australian High Commission’s website.

As Pacific islands, Australia and Nauru share much in common. We are tied by our common sense of mateship and our love and respect of family. We are brought together by our love of sport, particularly Aussie Rules. And we are united by our proud history of cooperation on regional and local challenges.

Strong people-to-people links underpin the friendship between our two sovereign nations, supported through programs like the Seasonal Workers and Australia Awards Scholarships programs, which provide opportunities for Nauruans to study and work in Australia.

Australia’s $25.2 million development program in Nauru contributes towards our shared objectives of supporting stable and fiscally responsible government, human development and essential infrastructure services.

In 2016-17, Australia will work closely with the Government of Nauru to redevelop the Republic of Nauru Hospital, improve the number and quality of teaching staff, supporting gender equality initiatives and more. 

As the Australian High Commissioner, I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the close relationship that Nauru and Australia share. Our relationship reflects the diversity of our mutual interests and I look forward to the friendship between our two nations to flourish.

Be sure to visit my official blog for the latest updates.

Tubwa Kor


John Donnelly

Australian High Commissioner


Latest News

  7 DEC 2017    

High Commissioner's Blog: Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls

High Commissioner John Donnelly's final blog reflects on one of his key priorities: advancing gender equality in Nauru.

  14 NOV 2017    

High Commissioner's Blog: A week in the life

The latest blog gives a glimpse of the High Commissioner's day-to-day work and a snapshot of the Nauru-Australia partnership.

  7 NOV 2017    

Ground breaking ceremony for the new Multipurpose Sports Complex Etangit Karamwen

The High Commissioner, President and Sports Minister led the ground breaking ceremony for our new infrastructure partnership.

  31 OCT 2017    

Smartraveller advice: New England by-election, Bennelong by-election, Queensland State Election

Please check Smartraveller for the latest advice on voting in the two by-elections and Queensland State Election.

  29 OCT 2017    

Australia-Nauru development cooperation: updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and new Joint Statement

Australia and Nauru recently signed an updated Development Cooperation MOU and a Joint Statement on Zero Tolerance to Fraud.

  3 OCT 2017    

Australia Award scholarship outcomes for 2018

We are pleased to announce the Australia Award Scholarship and Australia Award Pacific Scholarship outcomes for 2018.

  29 SEP 2017    

High Commissioner's Blog: Pleasant Island Sports Update

The Australian High Commissioner's latest blog gives an update on Australian support for sport development and healthy lifestyles.

  5 SEP 2017    

Job vacancies at the Australian High Commission

We invite applications for two positions: Consular, Passports, Protocol and PD Officer and Property Officer (3 month position).

  1 SEP 2017    

Direct Aid Program 2017-18: Applications open

We invite individuals and community groups to apply for Direct Aid Program (DAP) funding for 2017-18.

  25 AUG 2017    

High Commissioner's Blog: Anibare Boat Harbour Clean Up

Read the first blog from Australian High Commissioner John Donnelly on the successful Anibare Boat Harbour clean up.

  24 APR 2017    

Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells visit to Nauru

From 24-26 April, Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells made an official visit to Nauru.



13 MAR 2017


The Nauru Infant Music School Program

A music program for infant school children funded through the Direct Aid Prigram.


  8 MAR 2017 


“Walk and Ride” International Women’s Day Event

The Australian High Commission International Women's Day sponsored "Walk and Ride" event was held for the second year in Nauru.


  3 MAR 2017 

Australian Awards (Nauru) and Australian Awards Pacific Program

Applications for the 2018 intake are now open. Nauruan citizens are encouraged to apply before the closing date, 30 April 2017.


  1 FEB 2017   



Job vacancies at the Australian High Commission
A Senior Program Manager – Education, and Program Manager – Infrastructure and Health positions are open for interested applicants.
  26 JAN 2017    

Australia Day Celebrations in Nauru 2017

The Australian High Commission celebrates Australia Day hosting a function with over 150 guests attending.

  13 JAN 2017    

Opening of the Nauru Community Resource Centre

The Community Resource Centre provides a space for meetings and functions for different communities to interact. 

  5 NOV 2016    

'Walk A Mile in Her Shoes' Fun Walk

A community event to support elimination of violence against Women. 

  3 NOV 2016    

Women's Networking Afternoon Tea Event

Hosted by SAO Philippa Armstrong with Women leadrers in Nauru.


  6 OCT 2016   

Opening Ceremony of Nauru Primary School 

Nauru Primary School through the partnership of the Government of Australia completes the construction of two new classroom buildings.



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