Repopulation Government of the Pitcairn Islands

Welcome to the Official Pitcairn Immigration and Repopulation Web Site

Pitcairn Island is best known as the remote island in the South Pacific where the infamous mutineers of HMAV Bounty finally found refuge in 1790 after seizing the ship, a few days sail out of Tahiti.

Fewer people know that Pitcairn is a British Overseas Territory, one of four small, diverse and unique islands which encompass a large exclusive economic zone, pristine waters and many endemic species.

The islands are situated 1570 km west of Easter Island and 5350 km north-east of New Zealand and consist of Pitcairn (the only inhabited island), Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno. Their climates are sub-tropical and Pitcairn, in particular, has rich volcanic soil and lush vegetation.

Accessible only by sea, via a quarterly passenger/supply ship providing just three rotations for up to 12 visitor berths per voyage, the Pitcairn Islands group is probably the most remote in the world. Getting to Pitcairn is an adventure in itself and improved marketing has generated increased demand for 4, 11 and 18 day on-island stays.

Pitcairn Island is committed to maintaining a vibrant community and attracting new migrants.
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Learn more about the economy of Pitcairn.


Learn more about Living on Pitcairn Island.


Learn more about the Pitcairn Island community.


Learn how new migrants can access land on Pitcairn.

Frequently Asked Questions

View all the Frequently Asked Questions

Settlement Application Form and Downloads

View all relevant documents that can be downloaded.

History of Pitcairn Island

Learn more about the history of Pitcairn Island.

Make Contact

Are you ready to take the next step? Make Contact now.

Photo Album

View Photographs of Pitcairn

Getting to Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn is only accessible by sea, every three months. Before you complete your settlement application form go the Tourism website to find out what you need to do to get to Pitcairn.

Relocating to Pitcairn

It is possible to have your household effects shipped to Pitcairn Island. New migrants generally have their effects shipped to the Shuttle Group NZ, an international freight company. Shuttle Group also handles all of Pitcairn’s quarterly freight requirements. They provide a very helpful and reliable service.
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