Australia Awards

Australia Awards are an important component of Australia’s investment in education in Papua New Guinea. They provide long and short term study and professional development opportunities for Papua New Guineans. The awards aim to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that Papua New Guineans can contribute to development of PNG
  • build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels

Change to Award Names

Awards have been renamed as follows

  • Australian Development Scholarships are now Australia Awards Scholarships
  • Australia Leadership Awards Fellowships are now Australia Awards Fellowships

The new names are part of an exciting new phase in the Australia Awards, but they do not in any way alter the conditions of the Awards, or our regard for our current awardees and Alumni, who are an important part of the Australia Awards.


 Australia Awards available to Papua New Guineans to apply for include:


Other Australian scholarships Papua New Guineans can apply for include the Endeavour Awards.  For further information visit the Australia Awards.


Women, people living in provincial areas and people with disability and their carers are strongly encouraged to apply for an Australia Award.


As well as Australia Awards, competitive small grants of up to K30,000 are also made available to established organisations to build leadership capacity and professional skills in PNG… read more


Alumni Stories

Australia Awards Alumni networks facilitate strong and enduring links to Australia. The networks facilitate the ongoing exchange of knowledge and continuing friendships amongst alumni.


Mary Warus, Library Advisor at the National Library and Archives of the Department of Education provides technical advice to all schools throughout Papua New Guinea. Mary is working to help improve the literacy levels in PNG … read more