The body of an asylum seeker killed in unrest on Manus Island will be returned to his family in Iran.
Australian officials in Tehran have contacted his family, who asked for 23-year-old Reza Berati's body to be returned, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says.
"The family has expressed their wish to have the body returned to Iran for burial arrangements," he told reporters in Canberra.
"The Australian government will fulfil that request and will make the necessary arrangements in co-ordination with the government of Papua New Guinea."
Mr Berati was an Iranian national who arrived by boat on Christmas Island on July 24, 2013.
With him on the boat, codenamed SIEV 805, were 51 other Iranians and 13 Kurds. This was one of a large number of vessels that arrived in that period.
He was transferred to Manus Island on August 27.
Mr Berati was killed and 62 other asylum seekers were injured in the riots that erupted on Monday night.
Mr Morrison said Mr Berati's body was being flown to Port Moresby, where an autopsy would be carried out.
Once PNG authorities conclude their investigation and release the body, Australia's high commission in Port Moresby will assist with the return of Mr Berati's remains and personal effects to Iran.
Mr Morrison said he was not aware of the status of Mr Berati's application for asylum.