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Community Information


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: 188,900 (World Bank 2012)
Currency: Tala (WST)
Area: 2,831 km2


In 2006, 15,240 Samoan-born people were living in Australia.

In 2006, 131,100 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

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Embassies & Consulates in Australia:

High Commission of Samoa, Canberra

13 Culgoa Circuit
O'Malley Canberra ACT 2606

Ph: 02 6286 5505
Email: Samoahcaussi@netspeed.com.au

Embassies & Consulates in New Zealand:

High Commission of Samoa, Wellington

1A Wesley Road
Kelburn, Wellington

Ph: 04 4720953
Email: shc@paradise.net.nz

Consulate-General of Samoa, Auckland

Samoa House
283 Karangahape Road
Newton, Auckland 1010

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

Embassies & Consulates in the United States of America:

Permanent Mission of Samoa to the United States*

800 Second Avenue, Suite 400J
New York, NY 10017

Ph: (+1212) 599 6196
Email: samoa@un.int

* 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) 329 4748

Consulate-General of Samoa, Honolulu

94-537 Waipahu Street

Ph: +1-808-677 7197

Organisations in Australia:

Samoan Council Sydney Inc


Logomua Fono Samoan Community Melbourne Inc

C/- SERMRC Level 1 314 Thomas
Dandenong VIC 3175

Ph: 0438 028107
Email: logomuafono@bigpond.com

Federation of Samoan Association Queensland

PO Box 35
Inala QLD 4077

Ph: 07 3281 42 45

Tofa Mamoa A Samoa - Samoan Community Advisory Council Queensland

PO Box 262
Goodna QLD 4300

Ph: 07 3818 7129

Voice of Samoa in Far North Queensland 

PO Box 975E
Cairns QLD 4870

Ph: 07 4032 1348

Samoan Association

Unit 1/614 Military Road
Largs North SA 5016

Ph: 0401 611198
Email: nstouli@bigpond.com

Victoria Samoan Advisory Council


Email: info@vicsac.org.au
Website: http://www.vicsac.org.au

Organisations in New Zealand:

Samoan Sports Association

Ph: 09 306 0548
Email: info@samoansports.co.nz

Samoan Advisory Council, Christchurch (Pacific Trust Canterbury)

Pacific Trust Canterbury
18 Worcester St Christchurch

Ph: 03 214 1729
Organisations in the United States of America:

Samoan Heritage Board of Utah

4592 Dartmouth Dr
Salt Lake Cty, UT 84120-6012

Ph: 801-879-8024
Email: shbutah@yahoo.com

Samoan Community Development Center



Samoa Observer


Samoa Times






SBS Samoan Radio


Radio Samoa


Fofoga Moonia o Samoa (Samoa Radio in Australia)


Samoa Capital Radio