Australian Embassy


Australian Embassy in Koror, Republic of Palau

Alii and welcome to the official website of the Australian Embassy in Koror, Republic of Palau. We hope you find this website useful and informative.

The Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Palau is Ms Richelle Turner.


DFAT Country Reports

The following DFAT Country Reports are available online: Republic of Palau.


OPEN Australian Grants: Direct Aid Program (DAP)

What is the Direct Aid Program?

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants program funded by the Australian Government, available to non-government organizations and community groups engaged in development projects.

Six (6) projects can be funded under the Direct Aid Program for a maximum of USD10,000 each.


Who can apply?

DAP is available to not-for-profit community groups, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and other entities engaged in small scale development projects, such as religious groups and schools.


What projects are eligible for DAP support?

DAP is able to fund projects that have a direct, practical and immediate impact.


Favourable consideration will be provided to projects:

  • in the areas of community and/or rural development, education, gender equality, health and disability, sport, youth, human rights, the environment, economic empowerment, agriculture and ad hoc humanitarian relief;
  • where applicants and/or communities make a contribution in labour materials, transport or cash;
  • that are achievable and have sustainable outcomes within a 12-month period; and/or
  • that provide educational or occupational/skills training and have a clear plan for measuring the success of training.

Projects that would generally not be funded include:

  • micro credit schemes or projects that involve the return of money;
  • commercial ventures;
  • purchase or rental of property or land;
  • routine, recurring running costs and administrative expenses including office rental and utility costs, spare parts, routine maintenance purchase of major assets eg vehicles, boats, computers, air conditioning units etc;
  • staff salaries;
  • Australian or overseas study tours;
  • international travel;
  • sponsorship of major sporting tournaments or cultural displays that do not have a clear developmental benefit;
  • freight of goods, except where the applicant demonstrates that it is not possible to source the same items locally; and
  • small scale infrastructure.


How to Apply:

Please apply at:

All applications must be accompanied by a fully costed project budget.


Contact Information

Axl Rdiall

Development and Administration Officer

Phone: +680 488 4628

Email: [email protected]

Closing DATE: Monday 6 November 2023 at 4:00 PM (Palau Time)


Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS)

The Australia Awards Scholarship 2024 Intake Round has CLOSED.

Information for the AAS 2025 Intake Round will be available in early 2024.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have questions.


Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) – Aviation Management

The Australia Awards Scholarship - Aviation Management 2024 Intake Round has CLOSED.

Information for the AAS - Aviation Management 2025 Intake Round will be available in early 2024.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have questions.


Travel advice

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If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.


Notarial Services

Australian Passport Offices in Sydney or Melbourne can legalise (Apostille/Authenticate) some Australian documents and can issue Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI). Information on how to request these services via mail can be found in the ‘Documents in Australia’ section on the Smartraveller website.

The Australian Embassy in Koror can assist with other notarial acts. Contact the Embassy by email on [email protected] or by phone on +680 488 4628.



Is your passport lost or stolen in the Republic of Palau?

Applying for a passport?

  • For passport information including applying for or renewing your passport, visit
  • The Australian Embassy in Koror does not issue passports.
  • Australian citizens in Palau seeking to apply for or renew an Australian passport can attend a passport interview at the Australian Embassy in KororPlease contact the Embassy by email on [email protected] or by phone on +680 488 4628 for an appointment.
  • Australian citizens in Guam and CNMI seeking to renew an adult or child passport may lodge their renewal via postal mail, and this will be managed by the Australian Embassy in Washington.  Please follow this process Passports | Australia in the USA (   
  • Passport fees
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