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Community Information


This page provides information on Kiribati’s population, embassies, and financial remittance details. We also give important links to learn more about comparing money transfer options if you want to send money to Kiribati cheaply, whether in person, via mobile, or online. Kiribatians living in Australia or New Zealand see a lot of variation in service costs when transferring funds to Kiribati depending on the financial carrier chosen, so as a purely informative service it is our goal to give access to as much clear information possible to help you make the best choice for you and your loved ones.

Capital City: South Tarawa
Population: 116,398 (World Bank 2017)
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Area: 811 km2


In 2013, 1,217 I-Kiribati were living in New Zealand.

Remittance Statistics

World Bank (2017)

Estimated bilateral remittances: US$ 18 mn

Estimated remittances from Australia to Kiribati: US$ 3 mn

Estimated remittances from New Zealand to Kiribati: US$ 6 mn

Estimated remittances from the United States of America to Kiribati: US$ 9 mn

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Embassies & Consulates in Australia:

Consulate-General of the Republic of Kiribati

Highfield Park
35-39 Railway Parade
Burradoo NSW 2576

Ph: (02) 9388 1755
Mobile: 0418 225 196
Email: cgkiribati@ozemail.com.au

Embassies & Consulates in New Zealand:

Consulate of the Republic of Kiribati, Auckland

3 Gladstone Road
Auckland 0627

Ph: 09 419 0404
Email: ray@mannexports.co.nz

Consulate of the Republic of Kiribati, Wellington

19 Raroa Terrace
Tawa, Wellington 5028

Ph: (04) 385 3225
Email: ben.otang@xtra.co.nz

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