The Australia-Papua New Guinea Network is featuring organisations from sectors including business, education, health, development, sports, the arts, civil society and more that have links in both Australia and Papua New Guinea. The connections include a brief description of the organisation, its work in Australia or Papua New Guinea and a link to it's web page.
Get your Organisation Featured
The Australia-Papua New Guinea Network relies on the participation of interested groups and individuals to build the directory of connections. To have your organisations featured email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A link to your web page.
- A brief description of what your organisation does, its relationship with Australia/Papua New Guinea and what it aims to achieve.
- Your organisation's logo and permission to feature it as part of the Network.
Abt JTA is a specialist international health and social sector consulting company that provides services to public and private sector clients. Abt JTA is a wholly owned Australian subsidiary of Abt Associates, regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. Since 1999, Abt JTA has been committed to working in partnership with government, the private sector, NGO’s and communities to improve the well-being of the people in Papua New Guinea.
Abt JTA implements bold, innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record.
Major Charlie Lynn pioneered the Kokoda trekking industry in 1991. His company, Adventure Kokoda, engages professional leaders to ensure trekkers have an unsurpassed historical and cultural experience. His leadership team has a combined total of 130 years military service and has led more than 6,200 trekkers from all walks of life safely across the trail over the past 27 years.
Charlie has led more than 90 treks across the trail and has developed a close relationship with the Kioari and Orokaiva people over the years. He established Network Kokoda as a not-for-profit company in 2008 – it is now the leading philanthropic provider for villagers along the trail.
Advance Cairns is the peak advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland. It promotes the wide range of goods produced and services available in Tropical North Queensland as well as active investment in the region. One of the priorities of Advance Cairns and the region is actively promoting trade and investment to and from PNG.
Australian Business Volunteers
ABV is a non-government, not-for-profit international development agency. Its goal is to help alleviate poverty in developing communities by delivering capacity-building solutions strategically designed to encourage sustainable growth. This is done by leveraging the skill and knowledge of business experts. Experts volunteer their time and experience to mentor PNG organisations and businesses on specific business and organisational needs. By transferring knowledge and skills, PNG clients gain both the necessary assistance and the ability to carry on once the volunteer expert has departed.
Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a new and significant health and tropical medicine research institute based in the tropics in northern Australia within the James Cook University. AITHM is committed to collaborating with partners in Papua New Guinea, in the areas of research, research training and the development of health workforces and health systems. A key area of focus for AITHM is dedicated to solving health problems of major importance to PNG, including tuberculosis (TB) and other neglected tropical diseases, and health systems strengthening leading to improvements in health outcomes and health service delivery and contributing to growing equitable prosperity in the region.
AustAsia Pacific Health Services
AustAsia Pacific Health Services has provided medical services to those living and working in Papua New Guinea for nearly 20 years. With our experience comes the understanding of remote area access to medical treatment, as a result we can assist patients to obtain quality services. We provide a total coverage of medical services using the expertise of Specialists in Queensland and Executive Health Check-ups in all major centres on the Eastern Seaboard. AustAsia Pacific offers comprehensive support during an entire medical visit. Working in partnership with Medevac Pacific International we assist Companies when employees and their families experience life threatening injuries or illness and seek treatment in Australia.
Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council
The Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council is an association of Australian-based businesses which invest in or trade with Papua New Guinea. It hosts the annual Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum, makes submissions to the PNG government on behalf of its members, advocates action on issues of concern to its members and links with the Business Council of Papua New Guinea, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade. It was established in 1980 and its members include major companies involved in banking, mining, agriculture as well as numerous smaller companies involved in a range of sectors.
BMT WBM is a specialist environmental and engineering company and has been providing services to PNG since the early 1980s. BMT WBM delivers practical engineering and scientific solutions to many of the challenging problems being faced by Governments and industry today. Our strength lies in the intelligence and experience of our people, supported by advanced analytical tools and instrumentation.
BMT WBM has a third-party accredited Integrated Management System which includes Quality Assurance (AS/NZS ISO 9001), Environmental Management (AS/NZS ISO 14001) and Safety (AZ/NZS 4801; ISO 18001).
Buk Bilong Pikinini
Buk bilong Pikinini, or “books for children”, is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to establish libraries and improve literacy in PNG. The Port Moresby based organisation was established in 2007 with a mission to provide learning opportunities for the most vulnerable children in society who miss out on formal education. It also supports children who go to school but who lack access to the most essential tools for literacy; books. Buk bilong Pikinini has set up eleven children’s libraries and employs teacher-librarians to teach early childhood development programs as well as literacy and numeracy skills for school children.
Development Policy Centre
The Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) is a think tank for aid and development serving Australia, the region, and the global development community. It undertakes independent research and promotes practical initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Australian aid, to support the development of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island region, and to contribute to better global development policy. The centre is based at Crawford School of Public Policy in the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University. In conjunction with the University of Papua New Guinea, the centre runs the annual PNG Update conference in Port Moresby, and has a wide range of active research projects and partnerships in Papua New Guinea. It also publishes frequent analysis on PNG on the Devpolicy Blog.
Femili PNG is a local PNG NGO based in Lae that runs a Case Management Centre (CMC) to assist survivors of family and sexual violence to access the services they need. Its target population is women, men or children who are survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and/or child abuse.
The organisation is managed by a committee of PNG and Australian stakeholders, in partnership with Oxfam and The Australian National University, and with funding from the Australian aid program. The NGO was formed in 2013 and the CMC began operations in Lae in July 2014.
Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF)
The Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF) runs sustainable, community-owned programs in Central and Oro Provinces (the Kokoda Track catchment area), as well as a nation wide leadership program. Communities in rural areas often have little to no access to basic services. Education, healthcare, energy and safe drinking water are our priority. We provide communities with access to quality education and health services as well as livelihood opportunities, and we aim to build the next generation of Papua New Guinean leaders via our leadership program.
Kokoda Spirit is trekking company that takes customers across the original Kokoda Track. It has been operating in PNG since 2004 and has taken 1,500 trips and 4,000 trekkers safely across Kokoda. Kokoda Spirit customers include corporate groups, schools groups, sporting teams and individuals. The company has expert guides with a deep knowledge of history and culture and work with local guides, porters and villagers to ensure a an enjoyable and safe experience for customers.
The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia's leading think tank, it provides high - quality research and distinctive perspectives on the international trends shaping Australia and the world. The Lowy Institute's Pacific Islands Program focuses on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands more broadly. It convenes events on Papua New Guinea such the Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue. The Lowy Institute is being supported by the Australian Government to develop and host the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network.
Network Kokoda is a not-for-profit organisation established to protect our wartime heritage along the Kokoda Trail and honour the legacy of Papua New Guinea’s Wartime Carriers.
The organisation subscribes to the principles developed by the PNG Department of Community Development which, according to former Minister, Dame Carol Kidu, is based on local communities working together to develop sustainable initiatives which generate income to invest in their future.
Oaktree is an Australian youth-led organisation that invests in young people to take meaningful action to fight poverty. We work in partnership with innovative locally based organisations across the Asia-Pacific to enhance access to quality education for young people, particularly those from poor and marginalised backgrounds.
Oaktree has been working in Papua New Guinea for over 10 years, supporting remote educational projects and youth empowerment, working in partnership with locally based education and youth-led organisations.
P&O Cruises, a part of Carnival Corporation, is the first cruise ship operator to visit PNG. P&O Cruises began sending ships from Sydney and Brisbane to locations in PNG such as Alotau, Doini Island, Milne Bay, Madang and Rabaul in 2013. Visitors have the chance to experience rich culture, white sand beaches, turquoise water and World War II history.
Papua New Guinea Association of Australia
The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (PNGAA) is a dynamic association for people with interests in contemporary and historical events in Papua New Guinea, supporting friendly and positive relationships between the people of PNG and Australia, and the preservation of historical material related to Papua New Guinea. Its journal, titled Una Voce, is published quarterly and has progressed from a brief news sheet to a highly-praised journal of over 60 pages. The PNGA was originally established as the Retired Officer's Association (ROAPNG) in 1951. Over the years, the Association's role has progressively changed to include activities such as supporting projects in PNG, working to strengthen the Australia-PNG relationship, and preserving historical materials related to PNG, as well as facilitating communication and interaction between members. Now the Association's membership has expanded into a global network of almost 1500 members.
PNG Church Partnership Program
The PNG Church Partnership Program is a DFAT funded collaboration of 7 mainline churches in PNG and their partners in Australia. Some of these churches have been involved in PNG for over a century. Collectively the PNG Church Partnership’s Program’s goal is poverty alleviation through establishing programs that are responsive to community needs in PNG. Their programs focus on institutional strengthening of churches, service delivery and governance.
Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (NRI)
The PNG National Research Institute is Papua's New Guinea's leading public policy and development think tank. The Institute's vision is to be recognised among the leading public policy think tanks in the Asia-Pacific region. It conducts research which contributes to quality, evidence-based public policies and decision-making processes that aim to improve quality of life for all Papua New Guineans.
PNG NRI was established as the New Guinea Research Unit (NGRU) of the Australian National University in 1961. When PNG gained independence, the NGRU became the Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research (IASER), and in 1993 was officially recognised as the National Research Institute.
In 2016, PNG NRI PNG NRI launched plans for the PNG Knowledge Hub, a precinct which brings together a community of organisations, leaders, researchers, consultants, academics, government and the private sector to confront the development challenges faced by PNG.
PNG NRI partners with the Lowy Institute for International Policy to run the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network.
Smith Immigration & Education Services
Smith Immigration & Education Services delivers a range of consultancy services to our clients in the areas of Australian studies, visas & citizenship, scholarship program management, and immigration advice and assistance. Their staff of Registered Migration Agents, Education Agents, and knowledgeable Program Managers contribute a wealth of experience and have a proven track record of success. They have offices in Australia and Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby).
Tradelinked Cairns and PNG
Tradelinked Cairns & PNG is a focussed trade group established in Cairns to promote to, and engage with, like-minded businesses trading between Cairns and Papua New Guinea. The group aims to develop strong links; connect businesses and provide timely and relevant information to businesses within the two regions.Tradelinked Cairns & PNG offers a number of activities for Cairns & PNG businesses to develop their networks through the sharing of contacts, experiences and market intelligence . There is no cost to participate in Tradelinked activities:
1. Two monthly business networking events in Port Moresby and Cairns
2. A Tradelinked website with on-line business directory and events list
3. A LinkedIn Group providing a platform to support the Tradelinked Cairns & PNG professional business network - Tradelink (no ed)Cairns & PNG
If you are a Cairns or PNG business who is keen to grow through business networking then get on board with Tradelinked Cairns & PNG.
Drawing on the rich musical talent of our region, the Wantok Musik Foundation, an Australian-based not-for-profit organisation, promotes and facilitates various cultural exchanges and a greater level of economic empowerment for Melanesian and Indigenous artists and their communities. Wantok has recently released recordings by PNG musicians George Telek, Richard Mogu, Airileke, and the Pidia Kaur Group from Bougainville.