Parliament adjourned to Tuesday, 12th October 2021 at 02:00 p.m.

Sergeant At Arms Division

Areas of responsibility of the Sergeant-at-Arms are:

  • Organizing and assisting in the Opening of every session of Parliament,
  • receiving VIPs and other foreign dignitaries,
  • Organizing the swearing-in of Members of Parliament after by-elections,
  • Making announcements on the Floor of the Parliament and outside of the chamber,
  • Briefs the Speaker of Parliament on Chamber procedures,
  • Ensures that the Speaker’s papers are all in order,
  • Liaise with both the Government and Opposition whips on the Members of Parliament seating arrangements,
  • Ensure that proper procedures are followed should a Member move sides,
  • Responsible for Members’ office arrangements as well as bookings and usage of the conference rooms,
  • Provide assistance to students on excursions,
  • Organize Parliament tours for VIPS , tourists and other visitors,
  • Act as a personal assistant to the Speaker and Senior Parliamentary Officers in the Table Office,
  • Plays an important role in the ceremonies of Parliament and the reception of distinguished visitors to the Parliament,
  • Supervise and train Chamber attendants,
  • Arrange for delivery of mail and messages to Members and staff of Parliamentary Service within and outside the Chamber,
  • Arrange for attendants to show visitors in and around the Chamber.


Sergant at Arms
P O Parliament House, WAIGANI, N.C.D. Port Moresby
First Floor- A Block
Ph: +675 3277468/400
Fax: +675 3277480

Inter-Parliamentary Relations Office

The Papua New Guinea National Parliament is a member and affiliate of various parliamentary associations, unions such as Inter Parliamentary within the Commonwealth of Nations, regionally and the International community at large.

The Inter-Parliamentary Relations Office (IRPO) conducts, maintains, and promotes the PNG National Parliament’s relations with these bodies.

Being affiliated to the various Parliamentary Associations, IPRO is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Prepare briefs for Parliamentary delegations to conference/meetings/seminars for all international engagements concerning the National Parliament,
  • Maintain liaison with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretariat in London, United Kingdom and the Australia-Pacific Secretariat in Canberra, Australia,
  • Maintain liaison  with  ACP Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium concerning ACP – EU, JPA.
  • Facilitate reciprocate political Exchange Program between PNG Parliament and Parliaments within Asia Pacific Region.
  • Maintain liaison with the Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Maintain liaison with government agencies especially the Department of Foreign Affairs,
  • Facilitate bilateral visits by Parliamentary Delegations to PNG including arranging for meetings and conferences hosted by the PNG Parliament.


Inter-Parliamentary Relations Office
P O Parliament House, WAIGANI, N.C.D. Port Moresby
Ground Floor- B Block
Ph: +675 3277695/237
Fax: +675 3277480