Australian Consulate-General
Noumea, New Caledonia
Address: 7th floor of Immeuble Foch, 19 avenue du Marechal Foch, Noumea, New Caledonia - Tel: +687 27 24 14 – Fax: +687 27 80 01

 

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10th Australia New Caledonia Business Forum

Parliamentary Secretary to the Foreign Minister, Senator Brett Mason, was the keynote speaker at the 10th Australian New Caledonian Business Forum in Brisbane. The Forum, hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) aims to build trade networks and present new opportunities for bilateral trade and investment.

This year’s Forum was attended by around 50 industry representatives to discuss key sectors including education, resources and tourism, and the project to include Australian standards in the New Caledonian construction industry.

The Forum was preceded by a visit to the state of the art TAFE Queensland SkillsTech Lennon Underground Mine Safety Training Gallery, organised by Austrade and Trade and Investment Queensland.

APIBC Director General Frank Yourn announced that the 2015 Forum will be held in Noumea.

Read the Parliamentary Secretary’s speech
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See the Consul General’s presentation

Pictured with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Foreign Minister, Senator Brett Mason (second from right) and the Australian Consul General Heidi Bootle (second from left), are APIBC Director Frank Yourn, New Caledonian Government representative Sandrine Bellier, and APIBC President Greg Pawson.

15th Salon de l’Etudiant

The 15th Salon de l’Etudiant was a great occasion for the Australian Consulate General to promote Australia’s high quality education services. Nine Australian institutions and universities ran stands at the Salon to show case opportunities available for studying in Australia. Australian Trade Commissioner, Adrian Weeks, as well as Alumni members and representatives of the Australian Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) Noumea working group were present at the Australia Unlimited to field questions.

Consul General, Heidi Bootle and Policy Officer, Ben Fuluhea participated in an interview with NC1ère Radio on education services in Australia.

In her speech at the opening cocktail, Consul General, Heidi Bootle, highlighted that “encouraging New Caledonians to study in Australia above all enables them to strengthen their abilities and to develop their potential.”

Full speech delivered by Consul General Heidi Bootle
 

Australia hosts 2014 G20 Summit 

Australia is presiding over the G20 Summit in 2014. This year focuses on the themes of promoting global economic growth and employment, and building resilience of financial institutions and economies. The G20 Leader’s Summit, to be held in Brisbane in November, will welcome leaders of 19 member countries, as well as the European Union. For more information, translated into thirteen languages, see the official G20 website.
 

15th Salon de l'Etudiant

The Australian Consulate General will participate in the 15th Salon de l’Etudiant at the University of New Caledonia campus on 29 and 30 August. Education institutions and Universities from across Australia will be there. Members of the Australian Consulate General, the Australian Alumni Association (ACDA) as well as the Australian Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) will be at the Australia Unlimited stand to answer your questions and share their experiences of studying in Australia.

Film Screening at Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Nearly 400 people turned out for the Australian Consulate General’s annual indigenous film screening. Guests enjoyed a fine selection of Australian cheese and wine before watching this year’s film Satellite Boy - a celebration of indigenous culture and traditions. Consul General Heidi Bootle noted that this year “Australia also honoured indigenous Australians who served in defence of country through the theme of Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond.”


Full speech given by Consul General, Heidi Bootle
 

 

Anzac Day 2014

Anzac Day 2014 was marked by two commemorative ceremonies in New Caledonia.

The ANZAC Day wreath-laying ceremony at the New Zealand War Cemetery in Bourail on 24 April and the Anzac Day Dawn Service and wreath-laying on 25 April at the Croix de Lorraine in Noumea.

The dawn service was attended by officials from the French High Commission, elected members of the New Caledonian Government, members of the Diplomatic Corps, war veterans, local schools and more than 200 members of the public.

Anzac Day is a day to remember Australian and New Zealand men and women who have served their countries in times of conflict. In New Caledonia it is an opportunity to acknowledge the close, enduring bilateral relationship between Australia, France and New Caledonia, and our shared history, including in times of conflict. 

Speech given at the Bourail Ceremony and 'In Flanders Fields' read by the Consul General at the Noumea Dawn Service.

Image 1: Protocol Rank (from left to right): Representative for the President of the Assembly of the Southern Province, Dominique Daly, Consul General of New Zealand, Linda Te Puni, Senator for New Caledonia, Hilarion Venedgeou, Deputy of the French Assembly and Mayor of Noumea, Sonia Lagarde, French High Commissioner, Jean-Jacques Brot, Senator for New Caledonia, Pierre Frogier, Consul General of Australia, Heidi Bootle, Honorary Mayor of Noumea, Jean Leques, Representative for the President of Congress, Pascale Doniguian, Commander of the French Armed Forces in New Caledonia, General Luc de Peron de Revel.

Australia Awards 2014/15

Following the launch of the 2014/15 Australia Awards campaign (7 March to 31 May 2014) in the three French Pacific Collectivities, Consul General Heidi Bootle was interviewed by Wallis and Futune Premiere about the campaign.

Since the campaign's launch 15 years ago, over 30 students from Wallis and Futuna have been granted Australia Awards scholarships. Former Wallis and Futuna awardees and alumni from South Bank TAFE, Catherine Nerou and Avila Hensen, were also interviewed. Both Catherine and Avila currently work within the tourism industry in New Caledonia.

Partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

The Australian Government and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have reaffirmed their commitment to effective aid with the 10-year Partnership for Pacific Regionalism and Enhanced Development (2014-2023) signed in Canberra on Wednesday 12 March.

DFAT Acting Secretary Paul Grigson and SPC Director-General Dr Colin Tukuitonga co-signed the Partnership.

Link: http://aid.dfat.gov.au/LatestNews/Pages/australia-commits-to-on-the-ground-results-in-the-pacific.aspx

Australia Day

The Consulate General recently celebrated Australia Day with a cocktail function and dinner on board the cruise ship, the Pacific Dawn.

The evening was held in partnership with Carnival Australia and the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council.

Click here to read Consul General, Heidi Bootle’s speech.
 

Launch of the Australian Alumni Association for New Caledonian Students

On 4th February, Consul General Heidi Bootle and President of Congress Roch Wamytan held an event to launch an Alumni Association for New Caledonians who have studied in Australia. President of Congress Wamytan hailed the project as an opportunity to strengthen ties between Australia and New Caledonia.

Alumni Registration Form

New Appointments at Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

Senior Trade Commissioner – Pacific and Timor-Leste, John Brand, has commenced a new role as Australian Consul-General in Auckland. John will continue to oversee trade relations between Australia and French collectivities.

Adrian Weeks has been appointed as the new Trade Commissioner – Pacific and Timor-Leste and will be based in Brisbane.

We congratulate both on their new roles and look forward to working with them here in New Caledonia.

Photo (L-R): John Brand, Adrian Weeks
 

Seeking applications from Wallis and Futuna

The Consulate is seeking applications from Wallis and Futuna for Direct Aid Program grants. The program focuses on supporting small-scale development projects.

Contact us for more information on the program and how to apply.

Melbourne Cup 2013

The Australian Consulate General, in partnership with the ANZ representational office in New Caledonia, celebrated the 2013 Melbourne Cup with a reception at the Australian Residence. Guests included members of Government, the business and horse racing community, and media.

The theme of the evening was development of bilateral cooperation in the fields of sport, horse racing and agriculture.

Photos from the evening.

Australian Maths Competition Prize Giving Ceremony

The 25 prize winners in the Australian Maths Competition, held annually in New Caledonia, gathered at the Australian Residence on 9 October to receive their prize and certificate from Australian Consul General Heidi Bootle. The top three students from each level were awarded with two return flights to Australia.

9th New Caledonia Business Forum

The 9th New Caledonia Business Forum of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) was held in Brisbane on 13 September. Around 35 companies participated. Presenters spoke about the opportunities for Australian business in New Caledonia, including the mining, tourism, agricultural and education sectors.

The Agency for Economic Development in New Caledonia launched its Investment Guide to New Caledonia at the Forum.

For more information, visit: www.apibc.org.au or www.facebook.com/Apibc  

Consul General, Heidi Bootle's, address to the Australia New Caledonia Business Forum

Picture: (L-R) Peter Shannon, Assistant Secretary Pacific Islands Branch (DFAT), Heidi Bootle, Consul General of Australia for the French Pacific, Frank Yourn, Director (APIBC), and John Brand, Australian Senior Trade Commissioner for the Pacific (Austrade).

Study and work opportunities in Australia presented at Salon de l’Etudiant

The Australian Consulate General participated in the 14th Salon de l’Etudiant, where local and international universities, businesses and educational institutions promoted work and study opportunities to New Caledonians.

Consul-General, Heidi Bootle, gave a speech at the opening, highlighting the advantages of studying in Australia, including the new Training and Research Visa and the Australia Awards Scholarship Program. Heidi Bootle and Program Manager Benjamin Fuluhea also participated in an interview panel on NC1ère Radio to discuss education and work opportunities in Australia.
 

Speech given by the Australian Consul-General, Heidi Bootle, at the opening of the 14th Salon de l'Etudiant

Welcoming visiting members of the Black Arm Band during their tour of New Caledonia

Australian Consul-General, Heidi Bootle and sponsors, the Circle for Australia-New Caledonia Business (CAANC) and the ANZ representative office, hosted a reception at the Australian Residence for members of the Black Arm Band, (L-R) Lou Bennett, Deline Briscoe and Emma Donovan.

In partnership with the Consulate-General and the Service for the teaching of Kanak Languages and Culture, (Vice-Rectorat) the Black Arm Band members performed to schools in Koné, Nouméa and Lifou which gathered for screenings of the film ‘Murundak: Songs of Freedom’ and Q&A sessions focused on culture and identity.

Photos from the evening.

Speech given by the Australian Consul-General, Heidi Bootle, at the Reception for members of the Black Arm Band.

 

 

Celebrating 10 years of NAIDOC in New Caledonia

The Australian Consulate-General hosted the screening of multi-award winning Australian film The Sapphires, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NAIDOC in New Caledonia. The event was held in partnership with Tjibaou Cultural Centre and sponsored by ABB Australia.

The evening also showcased an exhibition of indigenous Australian art on display at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, as well as a selection of Australian wine and cheese which was enjoyed by some 400 guests.

Speech given by the Australian Consul-General, Heidi Bootle, at the 10th Anniversary of NAIDOC in New Caledonia.

Photos from the evening.

Lodging a visa application in New Caledonia

The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea has ceased accepting all visa applications and enquiries.

Clients resident in New Caledonia, regardless of nationality, can continue to direct enquiries and paper visa applications to the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Noumea.

French nationals with a valid French passport may be eligible to apply for an eVisitor Visa online at www.immi.gov.au.

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New official website on Australian education launched

The new Study in Australia Website went live on Monday 17 June. New Caledonian students can now research and plan their Australian education via www.studyinaustralia.gov.au.

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Undertaking work experience in Australia

There is no specific visa for undertaking work experience in Australia but this is possible under the Training and Research (Subclass 402) Visa – Occupational Trainee Stream.

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Australia Awards Alumni Network

Did you study in Australia? Would you like to meet other former students who also studied in Australia?

Would you like to stay in touch with Australia through the Australian Consulate-General in New Caledonia?

In that case, subscribe to the "Australia Awards Alumni Network" and become a fan of Australia!

Click here for more information.

Visitor and Medical Treatment Visas

From 23 March 2013 the government intends to introduce significant changes to the Visitor and Medical Treatment visas.
For more information, please see: www.immi.gov.au/visas/visitor-visa/ 

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