PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has arrived in Australia ahead of his State Visit to the country.
This follows a successful three days of meetings in New Zealand.
Prime Minister Houenipwela and his delegation was met by the Solomon Islands High Commissioner Designate to Australia, His Excellency Collin Beck on their arrival.
The Australia programme begins with Houenipwela attending Sunday service at the South Sea Islanders Church in Bundaberg and followed by a visit to meet with local seasonal workers at the Nutrano Farm Abbotsleigh and a dinner with members of the Solomon Islands Community in Brisbane.
During his visit this week, Houenipwela will meet with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to discuss issues pertaining to the relationship between the two countries.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by his wife Madame Rachel and other senior government officials.