Australian Embassy
Palau

 

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.

 

 

Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS)

Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

Information on the scholarship application process can be found here in the Palau Country Profile.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Palauan citizens who are interested in studying at an Australian tertiary institution and are currently residing in Palau. 

Seven scholarships for Palauan citizens are available for the 2025 intake:

  • two (2) undergraduate awards;
  • three (3) postgraduate awards; and
  • two (2) aviation awards – one undergraduate and one graduate certificate.

PRIORITY FIELDS OF STUDY

The priority areas of study are:

  • Health
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Infrastructure Development and Management
  • Fisheries Management
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Law
  •  Aviation Management (Griffith University)

 

WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  • Return air travel
  • One-off establishment allowance on arrival
  • Full tuition fees
  • Contribution to living expenses (CLE)
  • Introductory academic program (IAP)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the scholarship (OSHC)
  • Supplementary academic support
  • Fieldwork allowance (compulsory fieldwork only)

APPLICATION PROCESS

CHECKLIST

□    Proof of citizenship

□    Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume 

□    Official academic transcripts

□    Certificates for all completed study

□    Police clearance

□    Referee report

□    TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Scores

  • TOEFL: 84 with a minimum of 21 in all subtests
  • IELTS: 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • PTE: 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50

APPLICATION DEADLINE

All applications must be received by the Embassy no later than Friday 2 August 2024 4.00pm (Koror Time) for consideration. Late submissions will not be considered.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews. 

Successful candidates will be notified no later than Monday 28 October 2024.

 

CONTACTS

Clarissa Adelbai

Senior Program Manager

Phone: +680 488 4628

Mobile: +680 775 2058

Email:    [email protected]

 

 

Australian Grants: Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The DAP Intake Round for 2023 has closed.

Information on the 2024 DAP Intake Round will be available in June 2024.

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

 

Travel advice

Need information on visiting the Republic of Palau? Read the following:

 

Smartraveller

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You can now also subscribe to the SMS service – by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.

Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

 

Passports

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 www.passports.gov.au.
  • The Australian Embassy in Koror does not issue passports.
  • Australian citizens in Palau seeking to apply for or renew an Australian passport may be able to use the "Digital Upload Function", or may 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.

New Digital Upload Function

Customers who have been issued with a 10-year Australian passport since 2006 or who are applying for a child passport will be able to upload their application via the Australian Passport Office website.  In order to use this temporary digital upload function, you must:

  • be located in Palau and have a delivery address in Palau
  • have held a 10-year Australian Passport since 2006; or
  • be lodging an application for a child

If you do not meet the above criteria, this option is not available to you, and you must lodge your Australian passport application in person at the Australian Embassy in Koror.

For customers in Palau who meet the above criteria, follow the steps below to lodge your passport application:

  • Complete the application form online
  • Upload the application form, supporting documents, digital photo and credit card payment authorisation
  • Payment is taken by Credit Card only, in AUD (Australian Dollars)

Once your digital application is being assessed (note this may take up to 4 days), you will receive an email from [email protected] to finalise the payment authorisation.

You will also be contacted if:

  • the application is for a child
  • additional documentation is required
  • there is a problem with what you have submitted
  • you are not eligible for this service

Once your passport has been finalised it will be sent directly to your nominated address in Palau.

  • Please note that if your delivery address is not in Palau, the new upload function will not become available at the application stage.

Please refer to the Australian Passport Office  website for current processing times.

If you face any issues when completing the passport application or during the account registration process, please contact the Australian Embassy in Koror.

Examples where customers are not eligible for the digital upload function.

  • If you have urgent travel or require an emergency passport you are not eligible use the digital upload function for this reason
  • If you hold a Limited Validity Passport (LVP), you are not eligible to use the digital upload function
  • Age 16 years and older, if you are applying for a passport for the first-time adult passport, provided all other requirements are met: A child who is applying for a first-time adult passport may be issued an LVP. The LVP may be upgraded to a FVP if presented in person prior to expiry). 

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