High Commissioner to Samoa

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Will Robinson as Australia’s next High Commissioner to the Independent State of Samoa. The High Commissioner to Samoa is also accredited to American Samoa.

Australia values our strong and longstanding partnership with Samoa, guided by the Australia-Samoa Bilateral Partnership Arrangement (Ole Fala Folasia I Lo Ta Va – The Map that Guides Us) signed by both Prime Ministers in 2023.

Our partnership with Samoa is underpinned by our shared values and membership of the Pacific Islands Forum. We are working together to deliver our shared interests in a peaceful, stable and prosperous Pacific.

We are building on our shared history of community and cultural connections, through enhanced cooperation in sport, security, climate and disaster resilience, development and mobility.

Our development partnership supports Samoa’s ambitions, including through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme.

Mr Robinson is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Director, Investment Team, Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific. He has previously served overseas in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.

I thank outgoing High Commissioner Emily Luck for her contributions to advancing Australia’s interests in Samoa since 2021.

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