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Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)


Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) Level 20, 45 Clarence Street Sydney, NSW Australia 2000  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

(Monday to Friday)

  Tel +61 2 8270 9444   Fax +61 2 8270 9445   E-mail

About us

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, academia, media and other key stakeholders in the region.

It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

PLCO’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries via the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, which is co-financed by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand;
  • hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society;
  • coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility; and
  • facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination.

View the fact sheet for:

New Zealand
Solomon Islands


Emma (Xiaoqin) FAN (Ms)Regional Director  E-mail
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  E-mail
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  E-mail

Extended Mission Solomon Islands (EMSOL)Level 1, Heritage Park Commercial Building Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands  Tel +677 23333  E-mail
Extended Mission Vanuatu (EMVAN)Level 5, Reserve Bank BuildingRue Emile Mercet P.O. Box 3221Port Vila, Vanuatu   +678 23610   E-mail
Development Coordination Office in NauruCamilla SOLOMON (Ms)


Holidays 2019

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Tuesday)
Australia Day January 28 (Monday)
Good Friday April 19 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 22 (Monday)
Anzac Day April 25 (Thursday)
Queen's Birthday June 10 (Monday)
Labour Day October 7 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Wednesday)
Boxing Day December 26 (Thursday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Tuesday)