Volunteering in Papua New Guinea
Over the last 60 years, hundreds of Australian volunteers have shared their skills with our closest neighbour.
Papua New Guinea is just an hour's flight from Cairns
Culturally rich and geographically diverse, our closest neighbour has become a second home for hundreds of Australian volunteers who have been supporting development in Papua New Guinea since 1964.
Australian volunteers are placed throughout the country in locations such as Wewak, Kavieng, Goroka, Daru, Kokopo, Buka, Madang, Alotau, Lae and Port Moresby.
Almost 85% of the country's seven million people live in rural areas, including remote highlands and islands. Being one of the world's least urbanised countries generates unique development challenges.
Australian volunteers support partner organisations to improve access to health services, strengthen governance, build vital infrastructure and promote sustainable economic growth.
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