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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: 104,494 (World Bank 2019)

Currency: Tongan pa'anga

Area: 748 km2


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

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

Remittance Statistics

World Bank (2021)
Estimated global inbound remittances US$194m


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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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]