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Stepping-up in Niue

The establishment of our new High Commission in Alofi I August 2020 is a sign of Australia’s growing relationship with the people and government of Niue, and underscores Australia’s focus on deepening engagement across the region, including through our Pacific Step-up

Photo of High Commissioner Susan Allen sitting at a table in front of the 3 Australian flags.
High Commissioner Susan Allen, Australia’s first resident High Commissioner to Niue. Photo: DFAT.


Australia is helping Niue build a skilled workforce by providing opportunities for education.

The Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships program enables Niueans to undertake undergraduate degree and diploma-level study within the Pacific region. Individuals gain skills and knowledge to make a lasting contribution to Niue's short- and long-term development.


Australia is advocating for Pacific island countries, including Niue, which face complex health, connectivity and economic challenges in responding to COVID 19 to be a focus of international support.  Australian funding for the WHO’s Pacific regional COVID‑19 response plan has directly assisted Niue. 

Development Assistance

Currently, Australia provides aid to Niue through a delegated cooperation arrangement with New Zealand. Following the establishment of the new High Commission, we are exploring new ways to provide assistance directly to the people of Niue. Our new development plan will be tailored to meet the development priorities of the people of Niue and will be developed in conjunction with the Government of Niue.  It will focus on priority areas agreed between Niue and Australia. 

Group photo of High Commissioner Susan Allen with teachers and students standing in front of Niue’s University of the South Pacific campus.
High Commissioner Susan Allen meets teachers and students at Niue’s University of the South Pacific campus. Photo: DFAT.

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