The change in visa requirements was decided by the National Executive Council and it was the first time this option had been available to Australian visitors.
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority chief executive officer Jerry Agus said he was delighted by the news and saw this decision as an important step forward for the PNG tourism industry.
"We welcome this news and believe that by simplifying the process and allowing visas to be granted upon arrival at no cost, will entice more Australians to visit one of their closest neighbours," Mr Agus said.
PNG Immigration office, Air Niugini executives and Foreign Affairs hierarchy and political leaders also confirmed that this was the best option PNG could take to for tourists so PNG could have many more people come to visit and experience the beauty of the country.
|An Australian mother and a child with mud-men at Mt. Hagen Cultural Show, August 2015.|