Events

  • In 1942, the Kokoda Track area was the scene for bitter fighting. Today, walking the track has become a pilgrimage for many Australians, and those honouring the ANZAC spirit and our shared history with PNG. One of the world’s greatest treks, the Kokoda Track links the south and north coast of Papua...
    Monday, 3 September 2018 to Friday, 14 September 2018
  • Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program flagship event, SOTP2018 will again bring together leading academics, policymakers, business leaders...
    Monday, 10 September 2018 to Wednesday, 12 September 2018
  • The Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival showcases the Torres Strait Islands' rich cultural diversity. Over four spectacular days on Thursday Island the Festival supports the practice, preservation, maintenance and revitalisation of traditional dance, song, art and ceremony. The festival offers the...
    Tuesday, 11 September 2018 to Friday, 14 September 2018
  • Climate change is a complex subject. While the best scientific evidence points to a clear threat to the future of humanity, the political and public responses to this challenge have been relatively weak. Many institutions accept that climate change is real but are waiting for signals from...
    Tuesday, 11 September 2018 to Thursday, 13 September 2018
  • The annual cultural festival in Port Moresby celebrates the historic Motuan trading voyages and is timed to lead in to PNG Independence Day celebrations.
    Friday, 14 September 2018 to Saturday, 15 September 2018
  • Since 1984, the cities of Lae and Cairns have been affiliated as sister cities. This affiliation contributes to strengthening the friendship between Papua New Guinea and Australia, and in particular our two regions. In October 2017 a Cairns business delegation was greatly welcomed by the Honourable...
    Tuesday, 23 October 2018