• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The 2018 PNG Industrial & Mining Resources Exhibition will return to Port Moresby once again on the 8th & 9th August. Join us as over 100 local, national and international manufacturers and suppliers showcase the latest innovations in the supply of services and equipment for the oil, gas...
    Wednesday, 8 August 2018 to Thursday, 9 August 2018
  • Tradelinked Cairns & PNG Business networking event with guest speaker Janelle Casey, Austrade State Director for Qld. Janelle will give an informal brief on the ASEAN market and opportunities for network members. She has recently returned to Austrade Brisbane after a three year posting as Trade...
    Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 5:30pm
  • Papua New Guinea is about to step onto the global stage. In November, leaders representing half of the world’s GDP will descend on Port Moresby for the APEC Leaders’ Summit. This will be the largest event the country has ever hosted. In the context of a struggling economy and development challenges...
    Monday, 18 June 2018 -
    6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • The annual PNG Update is the premier forum for the discussion of research and analysis relating to contemporary economic and public policy issues in PNG. Organised by the University of Papua New Guinea's School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University’s Development...
    Thursday, 14 June 2018 to Friday, 15 June 2018
  • The arts have unique potential to connect people and inspire new interest in a place and its traditions. There are thousands of years of indigenous history and culture in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Join us for a discussion with participants from the Connecting Papua New Guinea and Australia...
    Wednesday, 13 June 2018 -
    6:00pm to 7:00pm

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