Visit to West Papua 2019
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Message from Consul-General Mr Richard Mathews
Strengthening Australia’s relations with eastern Indonesia
Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Makassar, South Sulawesi.
The Australian Consulate-General in Makassar promotes business, education, people-to-people and cultural links between Australia and eleven provinces in eastern Indonesia: East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku and West Papua province. The Consulate-General also provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens in these provinces.
Eastern Indonesia is a vast area of over 11,000 islands and more than 51 million people who have a diverse and deep cultural and linguistic heritage. It is an area rich in mineral and natural resources, has extensive mountain, coastal and island zones of great natural beauty, and seas rich in fish and other marine resources.
Australia has a long history of trade and contact with the peoples of eastern Indonesia. For example, from the 18th century for two hundred years, Makassan traders sought sea-cucumber (trepang) and other resources from northern Australia for on-sale to merchants from imperial China. Strong relationships were built between the Makassans and the indigenous people of northern Australia. Today, our trading and business links with the eastern provinces of Indonesia are growing fast as the east opens up and new ports, bridges, airports, and industries are built. Tourism, education and agriculture are key areas of growth where Australian businesses, institutions, experts and social enterprises play an important role. Our mining and mining service companies have long been well established in the eastern islands, and will continue to be important contributors to economic growth in the region.
The Consulate-General in Makassar develops and maintains a wide range of networks across all our eleven provinces, drawing on the skills, knowledge and experiences of people from both our countries. We see great potential for building stronger trade and investment links in agriculture, mining services, sustainable tourism and new technologies; strengthening connections between schools and educational institutions in Australia and eastern Indonesia; building connections with our growing alumni groups; and strengthening links between regional governments in eastern Indonesia and regional Australia.
To keep up to date with our activities in building stronger relationships between Australia and the provinces of eastern Indonesia, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @KonJenMakassar.
 Note that the Australian Consulate-General in Bali covers the provinces of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. The Australian Consulate-General in Surabaya covers the provinces of East Java and Central Java. The Australian Embassy in Jakarta covers the province of Papua in eastern Indonesia; and all other provinces in central and west Indonesia not covered by the Consulates-General.
Contacting the Australian Consulate-General Makassar in an emergency
FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY, Australian citizens requiring urgent assistance should:
- call (+62 411) 366 4100 and follow the instructions
- for after-hours emergency assistance call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra directly on (+61 2) 6261 3305
- non urgent enquiries can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.