Welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission in Funafuti, Tuvalu.
We invite you to contact us at [email protected] if you wish to make a general inquiry.
Australia-Tuvalu Falepili Union
On Thursday 9 November 2023 in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Tuvaluan Prime Minister Kausea Natano and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced a new bilateral partnership between Tuvalu and Australia – the Australia-Tuvalu Falepili Union.
Australia Awards Scholarships
The Australian High Commission offers two types of scholarships to citizens of Tuvalu – Australia Awards scholarships for study in Australia, or Australia Awards Pacific scholarships for study at the University of the South Pacific (USP) campuses. The applications process for study in 2023 is closed. Applications for the 2024 intake will open in the coming months. For more information, visit Studying in Australia.
Direct Aid Program Grants
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program, managed by the Australian High Commission. It supports local development projects that have a strong community focus, improve living conditions, support sustainability, empower women, and generate economic activities.
We will do our next review of grant applications in 2024.
Has your passport been lost or stolen in Tuvalu?
- Report the loss or theft online
- Call the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232 from within Australia.
- Seek more information on the Australian Passports Office website.
Applying for a passport?
- The Australian High Commission in Tuvalu does not issue or renew passports.
- For general information on applying for a passport or renewing your current or expired passport, visit www.passports.gov.au.
Emergency consular assistance
If you’re in a life-threatening situation or need immediate assistance, contact the local emergency authorities. In Funafuti, the telephone number for emergency services is 911.
If you, or someone you know, needs urgent help or you have significant welfare concerns, emergency consular assistance is available 24 hours a day by calling the Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra on:
- 1300 555 135 (within Australia)
- +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
Do not contact the emergency centre with general enquires - contact the Australian High Commission.