Australian Consulate-General
Papeete, French Polynesia

About Us

About Us

The Australian Consulate-General in Papeete, French Polynesia

The Australian Consulate-General in Papeete opened on 3 May 2021. It is Australia’s official diplomatic mission in French Polynesia and is headed by Consul-General Claire Scott.

The Australian Consulate-General works closely with the Australian Embassy in Paris, the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea and the French High Commission in French Polynesia.

The Australian Consulate-General in Papeete can provide consular services to Australians and Canadian citizens. For consular assistance please contact the Australian Consulate-General in Papeete by phone at +687 89 44 11 44 during business hours or by email at [email protected]. For 24-hour consular assistance, please contact the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra (Australia) on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

The Australian Consulate-General in Papeete does not provide notarial services. Please consider checking with the relevant Australian authority whether there are local options such as a foreign citizen who holds a particular title or occupation (e.g. notary public, lawyer, police officer, etc) who may be accepted as a witness.

For Australian passport services, please consult our passport services page.

Check out the Australian travel advice for French Polynesia and visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe and receive travel advice updates or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

Head of Post

Short biography of Ms Claire Scott, Consul-General

Opening hours

The Consulate-General is open to the public from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.

Public holidays observed by the Consulate-General

Public Holidays in 2021 (subject to change):

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 26 January - Australia Day
  • 8 March - Canberra Day
  • 2 April - Good Friday
  • 5 April - Easter Monday
  • 24 May - Whit Monday (Local)
  • 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • 29 June - Autonomy Day (Local)
  • 14 July - Bastille Day (Local)
  • 4 October - Australian Labour Day
  • 11 November - Armistice 1918 (Local)
  • 27 December - Christmas (in lieu)
  • 28 December - Boxing Day (in lieu)
  • 31 December - New Year's Day (in lieu)

Public Holidays in 2022 (subject to change):

  • 26 January - Australia Day
  • 14 March - Canberra Day
  • 15 April - Good Friday
  • 18 April - Easter Monday
  • 6 June - Whit Monday (Local)
  • 29 June - Autonomy Day (Local)
  • 14 July - Bastille Day (Local)
  • 3 October - Australian Labour Day
  • 1 November - All Saints Day (Local)
  • 26 December - Boxing Day
  • 27 December - Christmas (in lieu)
  • 28 December - additional public holiday
  • 29 December - additional public holiday
  • 30 December - additional public holiday

Assistance to Canadian Citizens

Under the Consular Sharing Agreement with Canada, some assistance to Canadian citizens in French Polynesia can be provided by the Australian Consulate-General in Papeete.

Canadian citizens living in French Polynesia and requiring official documents, including Canadian passports, should contact the Consular and Passport Section of the Canadian High Commission in Wellington (New Zealand) for assistance. 

The Consular Sharing Agreement with Canada does not extend to foreign nationals needing information on or assistance with Canadian visas, transits, immigration, biometric data collection, work, study, taxation, trade or social security. These matters are managed by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Services. Foreign nationals should contact Canadian Immigration and Citizenship services directly for advice and assistance.

Recruitment

The Australian Consulate-General in Papeete does not accept ad-hoc applications. Please check our Facebook page regularly for employment opportunities.

Relations between Australia and French Polynesia

Australia opened its Consulate-General in Papeete in May 2021, reflecting Australia’s longstanding and deepening relationship with French Polynesia.

More information: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade