Australian High Commission
Republic of Nauru

Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission in Nauru. We invite you to access the resources and information contained on this website or contact us if you wish to make a general inquiry.

Australia is a close friend and partner of the Republic of Nauru. Australia enjoys good relations with Nauru as its largest trade, investment and development assistance partner.

Under the Australia-Nauru Aid Partnership Arrangement, the governments of Australia and Nauru are working together to improve economic growth opportunities and reduce poverty in Nauru. The three priorities of Australia’s aid to Nauru include: improving public sector management; investing in nation building infrastructure; and supporting human development, with a particular focus on health and education.”

Australia itself is a stable, democratic and multi-cultural society with a strong competitive economy and a tradition of scientific and innovative excellence. The quality of life enjoyed by people in Australia is one of the highest in the world. This website contains more information for people interested in going to Australia.

 

Australian Federal Election – Voting information

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 plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.

Australians in Nauru are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the AEC directly, or dropped off to the High Commission.

Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.

If you cannot participate by postal vote, in-person voting will be available at our High Commission, MQ45 NPC Oe, Aiwo District.

The High Commission will be open for in-person voting and to receive postal votes on:

  • Friday 13 May 2022: from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm
  • Monday 16 May 2022: from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday 17 May 2022: from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 18 May 2022: from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm

Before you come in, please check  your enrolment on the AEC website.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Smarttraveller is being updated reguarily with information regarding Coronavirus and its implications for overseas travel. Please see our smarttraveller website for up to date information. Visit smarttraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronaviurs-corvid-19

 

Australia Awards 

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships for the 2022 intake opened on 1 February 2021.

For further information about the Australia Awards and Australia’s aid program click here.

 

Social Media

We are also on Instagram. Please follow us to learn more about the day-to-day activities of the High Commission supporting the people and Government of Nauru, as well as Australia\'s cultural, development, humanitarian, business and sporting links within the region.

 

New Smartraveller

Important changes to Smartraveller are coming. Our new Smartraveller website has been launched. It includes a simpler system for getting travel advice updates and a new approach to registration.

Travellers have told us what they want most from Smartraveller is timely travel advice.  We’ve listened, and we’re working on a subscription service that will deliver the latest updates to your inbox and SMS critical alerts in a crisis.

As part of the update we no longer ask Australians to register their travel before departure.  

From November 2019, Smartraveller’s registration system will activate only when there’s a crisis overseas.  

The service we provide to Australians in difficulty overseas is not changing.  

As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.

If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

For more information on the changes, visit Smartraveller.gov.au/changes