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Engagement in Nauru

Australia and Nauru have an enduring, strong relationship, underpinned by historical and cultural ties. Australia is Nauru's most significant economic, trade, security and development partner.

New Colombo Plan Students from Australia learning about Nauruan and Pacific history at Nauru's Community Library. The library is part of the Learning Village complex, built with support from Australia. Photo: DFAT

People-to-people links

Australia and Nauru enjoy strong diaspora, alumni and professional linkages, and share a passion for sport, including AFL.

Adelaide Crows AFLW players running a training session for women in Nauru, with funding from Australia. Photo: DFAT

More about Australia and the Pacific's links through sport

Supporting Nauru's development and COVID-19 response

Australia's development assistance supports Nauru's efforts to strengthen economic resilience, health, education, and invest in climate-resilient infrastructure. During COVID-19, Australia pivoted its assistance to support Nauru’s economic and health response to the pandemic, including to strengthen health preparedness and enable transport connectivity.

Photo of two laboratory technicians using Australian-provided cartridges to test for COVID-19.
Laboratory technicians using Australian-provided cartridges to test for COVID-19 in Nauru. Photo: DFAT.

More about Australia's development assistance in Nauru

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