Australian High Commission


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.

Follow us on Facebook @AusHCfnfu for the latest news and activities of the Australian Government in Tuvalu.

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.

It includes a treaty covering migration and security issues and a joint leaders' statement that outlines our commitment to uplift our broader bilateral relationship.

Australia Awards Scholarships 

Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2025 intake are now open!

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.

For more information, visit: Tuvalu Australia Awards intake information | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (

Apply here:

Applications close 30 April 2024.

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.

Grant applications will open in early 2024. 


Has your passport been lost or stolen in Tuvalu?

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


Smartraveller information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.


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