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Community Information

Samoa

On this page you can find summaries about Samoa’s population, media, and remittance information. Additionally, we provide useful links to compare money transfer options if you want to transfer money to Samoa whilst avoiding hefty fees, whether in person, via mobile, or online. Samoans living in Australia, New Zealand, or the USA can experience noticeable differences in costs when sending cash to Samoa depending on the provider you choose, so as a 3rd party service our goal is to provide as much clarity as possible so that you can make an informed choice that suits your needs.

Capital City: Apia
Population: 196,440 (World Bank 2017)
Currency: Tala (WST)
Area: 2,831 km2

Community

In 2007, 30,410 Samoan-born people were living in Australia.

In 2013, 144,138 Samoans were living in New Zealand.

In 2010, 184,000 Samoans were living in the United States of America.

Remittance Statistics

World Bank (2017)

Estimated bilateral remittances: US$ 143 mn

Estimated remittances from Australia to Samoa: US$ 27 mn 

Estimated remittances from New Zealand to Samoa: US$ 65 mn 

Estimated remittances from the United States of America to Samoa: US$ 18 mn

Click here for more remittance data.

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Embassies & Consulates in Australia:

High Commission of Samoa, Canberra

3 Darwin Avenue
Yarralumla ACT 2600

Ph: (+61) 2 6273 3033
Email: Samoahcaussi@netspeed.com.au Website: http://samoan.embassycanberra.com/

 

 
Embassies & Consulates in New Zealand:

High Commission of Samoa, Wellington

1A Wesley Road
Kelburn, Wellington

Ph: 04 4720953
Email: info@samoa.org.nz 
Website: http://www.samoa.org.nz/

Consulate-General of Samoa, Auckland

Fale o Samoa
141r Bader Drive
Mangere 2022

Ph: 09 303 1012
Email: consulgeneral@samoaconsulate.org.nz

Embassies & Consulates in the United States of America:

Permanent Mission of Samoa to the United Nations*

685 Third Avenue
Suite 1102
New York NY 10017

Ph: (+1212) 599 6196
Email: office@samoanymission.wspierina@samoanymission.ws

* The Mission also serves concurrently as the Embassy of Samoa to the United States of America and the Samoa High Commission to Canada

Consulate-General of Samoa, Los Angeles

833 W. Torrance Boulevard
Los Angeles
California 90502

Ph: (+1) (310) 619-1464
Email: trotter@blueline.net

Consulate-General of Samoa, Honolulu

615 Harding Avenue
Suite 506
Honolulu
HI 96816-3757

PH: (+1) 808 735 0292 ext. 0
Email: samoaconsulatehawaii@gmail.com

 
Organisations in Australia:

Samoan Council Sydney Inc

https://www.facebook.com/SamoanSydneyCouncil

Samoan Association

Unit 1/614 Military Road
Largs North SA 5016

Ph: 0401 611198
Email: nstouli@bigpond.com

Victoria Samoan Advisory Council

Melbourne

Email: vicsac.au@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/victoriasamoanadvisory/about/?ref=page_internal

Tofa Mamoa A Samoa - Samoan Community Advisory Council Queensland

PO Box 262
Goodna QLD 4300

Ph: 07 3818 7129
Emailpepepatu@yahoo.com

Voice of Samoa in Far North Queensland 

PO Box 975E
Cairns QLD 4870

Ph: 07 4032 1348

 
Organisations in New Zealand:

Samoan Advisory Council, Christchurch (Pacific Trust Canterbury)

42 Hargood Street
Woolston Christchurch 8062

Ph: 03 214 1729
Email: garleyuma@gmail.com

 
Organisations in the United States of America:

Samoan Community Development Center

2055 Sunnydale Ave
San Francisco 
CA 94134

Ph: (415) 841 1086
Website: http://samoancommunitysf.org/

 
Media:

Samoa Observer

http://www.samoaobserver.ws/

Samoa Times

http://www.samoatimes.co.nz/

Talamua

http://www.talamua.com/

WSAMOA 

http://www.wsamoa.ws/

SBS Samoan Radio

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/samoan/

Radio Samoa

http://www.radiosamoa.co.nz/

Fofoga Moomia o Samoa (Samoa Radio in Australia)

http://www.fofogamoomiasamoalive.com/

Samoa Capital Radio

http://www.samoacapitalradio.co.nz/