The decision to travel is your responsibility. You are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. The purpose of this Travel Advice is to provide up-to-date information to enable you to make well-informed decisions. Canadians are encouraged to register with the Australian Consulate General in Nouméa in order to receive the latest information on situations or events that could affect their safety.
Petty crime is prevalent. Ensure that your personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.
Demonstrations occur and have the potential to suddenly turn violent. Roadblocks and marches may occur on main roads at any time and with little or no notice. Avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media. Transportation All main roads on Grande Terre are paved. Buses connect all major towns and villages. There is a ferry service between Noumea and other islands. Emergency Services In the event of an emergency, dial 17 for the police and 15 for an ambulance.