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Community Information


Here you will find up to date details about the Tongan population, embassy, and remittance information. We have also listed useful links allowing you to compare money transfer options if you’re planning to send money to Tonga whilst avoiding costly handling fees, whether transferring via mobile phone, or online, or in person. Tongans living in Australia, New Zealand or the USA experience varying fees when transferring funds to Tonga depending on the provider chosen. For this reason, we want to provide you with easy to understand details to allow you to make an informed decision when sending money to your loved ones overseas.

Capital City: Nukuʻalofa
Population: 108,020 (World Bank 2017)
Currency: Tongan pa'anga (TOP)
Area: 748 km2


In 2017, 12,990 Tongan-born people were living in Australia.

In 2013, 60,336 Tongans were living in New Zealand.

In 2010, 57,000 Tongans were living in the United States of America.

Remittance Statistics

World Bank (2017)

Estimated bilateral remittances: US$ 146 mn

Estimated remittances from Australia to Tonga: US$ 28 mn

Estimated remittances from New Zealand to Tonga: US$ 55 mn

Estimated remittances from the United States of America to Tonga: US$ 57 mn

Click here for more remittance data.

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Embassies & Consulates in Australia:

High Commission of the Kingdom of Tonga, Canberra

7 Newdegate Street
Deakin ACT 2600

Ph: 02 6232 4806
Email: info@tongahighcom.com.au
Website: http://www.tongahighcom.com.au/

Consulate-General of the Kingdom of Tonga, Sydney

Level 6 73 Walker Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

Ph: 02 9936 2028
Email: tongaconsulate@waterhouse.to

Embassies & Consulates in New Zealand:

Consulate-General of the Kingdom of Tonga, Auckland

14 Landscape Road
Mt Eden, Auckland

Ph: +64 9624 6303
Email: saho@xtra.co.nz

Embassies & Consulates in the United States of America:

Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations

250 East 51st Street
New York
NY 10022

Ph: (001917)369-1025

Consulate-General of the Kingdom of Tonga, San Francisco

1350 Old Bayshore Highway, Suite #610
Burlingame, CA 94010

Ph: +1-650 6851001 

Email: consulategeneraloftonga@gmail.com
Website: http://tongaconsul.com/

Organisations in Australia:

Australian-Tongan Youth & Community Association Inc

136 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Ph: 07 3257 244

Organisations in the United States of America:

National Tongan Americal Society

3007 Sw Temple Ste J Ste 7 
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Ph: (801) 467-8712
Email: generaladmin@ntasutah.org


Planet Tonga


Matangi Tonga Online


SBS Tonga Radio


4EB FM Radio - Voice Of Tonga


Tongan Programme on 3 WBC