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The Republic of Vanuatu is an island located in the South Pacific and consists of a group of more than 80 islands with a land area of 14 760 square kilometers. Port Vila, on the island of Efate, is the capital. There is a 12.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) payable on all goods and services.

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The Australian Government will provide support to Vanuatu, as it responds to the devastation inflicted by Tropical Cyclone Pam. Information is available on Assistance to Vanuatu.

Should Australian companies wish to provide suppliers or technical assistance for the disaster, email


  • Imports from Vanuatu A$122 million
  • Exports to Vanuatu A$131 million
  • Capital Port Vila
  • Official Languages Bislama, English, French
  • Area 12,190 sq km
  • Population 0.269 million


5th Australia Vanuatu Business Forum
28 Feb 2017
Business forum about trade, development and investment opportunities between Australia and Vanuatu. ...

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Vanuatu. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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