Australian High Commission, Nauru
The Australian High Commission in Nauru is celebrating NAIDOC Week from 3 -10 July. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
High Commissioner's message:
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 2015-16, 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.
Australian High Commissioner