Australian High Commission
Republic of Nauru

Australian High Commission, Nauru

High Commissioner's message:


Ekamawir omo,

Welcome to the Australian High Commission’s website.

As Pacific islands, Australia and Nauru share much in common. We are tied by our common sense of mateship and our love and respect of family. We are brought together by our love of sport, particularly Aussie Rules. And we are united by our proud history of cooperation on regional and local challenges.

Strong people-to-people links underpin the friendship between our two sovereign nations, supported through programs like the Seasonal Workers and Australia Awards Scholarships programs, which provide opportunities for Nauruans to study and work in Australia.

Australia’s $25.2 million development program in Nauru contributes towards our shared objectives of supporting stable and fiscally responsible government, human development and essential infrastructure services.

In 2016-17, Australia will work closely with the Government of Nauru to redevelop the Republic of Nauru Hospital, improve the number and quality of teaching staff, supporting gender equality initiatives and more. 

As the Australian High Commissioner, I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the close relationship that Nauru and Australia share. Our relationship reflects the diversity of our mutual interests and I look forward to the friendship between our two nations to flourish.

Tubwa Kor


John Donnelly

Australian High Commissioner

Latest News


13 MAR 2017


The Nauru Infant Music School Program

A music program for infant school children funded through the Direct Aid Prigram.


  3 MAR 2017 

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program

Applications for the 2017 round are now open and closes at 2pm AESTon 12 April 2017.


  3 MAR 2017 

Australian Awards (Nauru) and Australian Awards Pacific Program

Applications for the 2018 intake are now open. Nauruan citizens are encouraged to apply before the closing date, 30 April 2017.


  1 FEB 2017   



Job vacancies at the Australian High Commission
A Senior Program Manager – Education, and Program Manager – Infrastructure and Health positions are open for interested applicants.
  26 JAN 2017    

Australia Day Celebrations in Nauru 2017

The Australian High Commission celebrates Australia Day hosting a function with over 150 guests attending.

  13 JAN 2017    

Opening of the Nauru Community Resource Centre

The Community Resource Centre provides a space for meetings and functions for different communities to interact. 

  5 NOV 2016    

'Walk A Mile in Her Shoes' Fun Walk

A community event to support elimination of violence against Women. 

  3 NOV 2016    

Women's Networking Afternoon Tea Event

Hosted by SAO Philippa Armstrong with Women leadrers in Nauru.


  6 OCT 2016   

Opening Ceremony of Nauru Primary School 

Nauru Primary School through the partnership of the Government of Australia completes the construction of two new classroom buildings.


    3 OCT 2016   

Signing of condolence book in remembrance of His Honour the Chief Justice of Nauru, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi

His Honour the late Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi is honoured and remembered through the signing of a condolence book by Australian High Commissioners Ms Margaret Twomey and Mr John Donnelly.