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Australian Indigenous Business Delegation Arrives

Friday, 26 January 2018, 12:37 pm | Australian High Commission

The Australian High Commission is delighted to be welcoming a delegation of senior Australian Indigenous business leaders to New Zealand from 28 January to 3 February. The purpose of the visit is to learn from the successes and experiences of the Māori ... More >>

Australian Development Grants Open in Cook Islands And Niue

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:00 pm | Australian High Commission

The Australian High Commission is now accepting applications for the Australian Government’s 2016-17 Direct Aid Program grants round. More >>

Australia to construct replacement Pacific Patrol Boats

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 3:22 pm | Australian High Commission

On 6 June, Defence Minister David Johnston announced that the Australian Government has brought forward an open competition with Australian industry to construct more than 20 replacement Pacific Patrol Boats. More >>

Proud to support Samoa’s drive to improve teacher quality

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 11:30 am | Australian High Commission

Australia and New Zealand are proud to support Samoa’s plans to improve teacher quality for the country’s future benefit and will provide scholarships to students aspiring to be teachers according to Anthony Stannard from the Australian High Commission. More >>

‘Common Values’, an ANZAC photography exhibition

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:54 pm | Australian High Commission

‘Common Values’, an ANZAC photography exhibition Wellington, New Zealand, 17 April 2014 Between Australia and New Zealand there is no greater unifying force than ANZAC Day. In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2014, the Australian High Commission in Wellington ... More >>

Connect with the Australian High Commission on Facebook

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 1:19 pm | Australian High Commission

The Australian High Commission is pleased to launch its official Facebook page, called Australia in Solomon Islands More >>

Australian High Commission gives over $800000 to communities

Friday, 9 November 2012, 3:57 pm | Australian High Commission

Representatives of community groups across Solomon Islands gathered at the Australian High Commission on Wednesday 7 November to receive more than $800,000 worth of funding for development projects around the country that will directly improve people’s ... More >>

“Watch this face” with the Australian High Commission

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 6:42 pm | Australian High Commission

If Honiara seems hairier this month, there’s a good reason: the men of the Australian High Commission have begun a month-long effort to raise awareness of men’s health issues by growing moustaches in support of “MOVEMBER”. More >>

Festival of Pacific Arts

Monday, 9 July 2012, 11:24 am | Australian High Commission

As a neutral observer of the 1984 Victorian Football League Grand Final I can still feel the packed Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd rising as one as Leon Baker put the Bombers in front in a last quarter comeback that saw Essendon run over the top of ... More >>

Message Stick Exhibition Opens in Honiara

Friday, 14 October 2011, 5:39 pm | Australian High Commission

On 14 October, the Australian High Commissioner Matt Anderson and the Acting Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Maelanga, officially opened the touring art exhibition Message Stick: Indigenous Identity in Urban Australia at the King Solomon Hotel. More >>

Australia-Solomon Islands Annual Defence Cooperation Talks

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 10:33 am | Australian High Commission

The Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson, and the Minister for Police, National Security and Prison Services, Hon Clay Forau, are today co-chairing the annual Australia-Solomon Islands Defence Cooperation Talks ... More >>

Expansion of Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 2:53 pm | Australian High Commission

Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced that Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu have been invited to join the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme. This will provide an important economic boost to communities in our Pacific neighbourhood and ... More >>

Marles promotes UN cooperation on Pacific visit

Sunday, 4 September 2011, 11:41 am | Australian High Commission

Regional security and climate change are high on the agenda for the visit by Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Richard Marles to Solomon Islands and Kiribati this week. Mr Marles is travelling with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ... More >>

Australia increases support for Pacific fisheries

Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 12:45 pm | Australian High Commission

Australia has boosted its support for Pacific fisheries organisations to help ensure food security and economic opportunity throughout the region. During his visit to Solomon Islands last week, Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island ... More >>

Australia to sponsor 2011 Solo Ico

Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 1:05 pm | Australian High Commission

At the grand opening of 2011 Solo Icon, Australian High Commissioner, Matt Anderson, announced that Australia would continue its support for Solo Icon this year, including through a financial contribution of SBD 42,000. More >>

Applications for AHC Direct Aid Program

Friday, 10 June 2011, 3:11 pm | Australian High Commission

June 9, 2011 - The Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program forms a small but important element of the Australian Government’s overall aid program. While most of Australia’s aid is channelled through the Solomon Islands Government, the ... More >>

Radio Australia’s Pacific Break 2011 – now open!

Friday, 27 May 2011, 4:23 pm | Australian High Commission

The opportunity for Pacific musicians to share and display their musical talent has returned. Pacific Break 2011 is now officially open with entries being showcased online at and across Radio Australia’s network ... More >>

Australia Celebrates Reconciliation Week

Friday, 27 May 2011, 4:20 pm | Australian High Commission

National Reconciliation Week is an annual celebration from 27 May – 3 June and is a time for all Australians to reflect on their shared histories, contributions and achievements. The week is framed by two key events in Australia’s history which ... More >>

Anzac Day commemoration in Honiara

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:50 am | Australian High Commission

The Australian and New Zealand High Commissions welcome public attendance at the Anzac Day Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph in Honiara on Monday 25 April at 5.30am. More >>

Australia Committed To A Healthier Solomon Islands

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 9:49 am | Australian High Commission

Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr Frank Ingruber, today reaffirmed Australia’s support for a healthy Solomon Islands. More >>