Welcome to the Investment Promotion Authority | Papua New Guinea

Invest In Papua New Guinea

Investors willing to explore business opportunities in Papua New Guinea have available to them numerous incentives to assist in their investment decision-making. The government has a range of direct and indirect taxation incentives based incentives for large and small proposals. readmore

IPA Other Services

The IPA is the organisation that houses the Companies Office of PNG, the Securities Commission of PNG and the Intellectual Property Office of PNG, hence the roles and functions of the IPA is diversed.
The IPA is also the point of identification of markets for PNG exports and dissemination of investor- related information about PNG.

Default Companies list

Company owners who have their names on this list are advised to lodge their Annual Returns to ensure your company does not face the risk of being deregistered. Click here to view the list.

 PNG APEC LogoIPA supports the hosting of APEC 2018.


Upcoming Events

Bougainville Chocolate Festival, Buka September 21 – 22

PNG Tourism Week, Kokopo, September 23 – 24

 Forms for Download

Application forms to register local companies, business names and associations are available under the Downloads section at the top menu.

For information on the prescribed fees see the bottom of this page under fee schedule.

Personal Property Security Registry now live

The IPA is pleased to announce that the Personal Property Securities Act Registry has gone live since May 9th 2016.

This means that IPA will no longer register charges under the Companies Act.

Clients will need to register their charges online by going to the “Do it online” tab and clicking the “PPSR” option under the Personal Property Security option.

For any further information, please email support.ppsrpng@paradigmapps.com

 Independence closure notice

The IPA wishes to advise its valued clients, service providers and the general public that its offices in Port Moresby, Lae, Mt. Hagen, Kokopo and Buka will be closed as of 12 noon Friday 14th – 17th September to commemorate PNG’s 43rd independence anniversary.

We will be open for normal business on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and request your understanding at this time.

We wish you all a happy independence day on the 16th of September. God bless PNG.

Review on the Associations Act


The Investment Promotion Authority as the mandated Organisation that administers key PNG business laws including the Associations Incorporations Act 1966 is currently doing a review on the Associations Act.

As such, the Authority is seeking feedback from the public on the consultation memorandum, which can be downloaded by clicking here.

Payment methods for the online services

We strongly encourage and recommend clients to utilize the “Deposit Account” payment option for creating prepaid accounts with us. In having a prepaid account, clients can use our online system and have the service fee appropriately deducted from their deposit account. The minimum deposit amount is K500.
Please call us on 308 4494/ 308 4495/ 308 4440 or 308 4420 if you require more information.