Google News has posted a live webcam stream of the migrants disembarking from the boat as it arrives in Port Moresby.
It shows people crying as they are given the go-ahead by immigration officials.
The migrant boat carrying over 200 migrants, including about a dozen women and children, made it to Port Moreby after crossing from Indonesia in the morning, according to a statement from the immigration department.
The migrants are expected to be sent to a detention centre in Darwin.
In an update on Thursday, the Immigration Department said more than 100 people were transferred to Darwin to undergo health checks and interviews.
They will be detained until a date for a formal hearing on Friday, the department said.
Earlier, immigration officials said the boat carrying migrants from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea was intercepted in the middle of the night.
“This is a matter of public safety, and we do not wish to be involved in the process of the search and rescue operation,” the Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection said a crew member spotted a large boat near Darwin harbour on Saturday night, but did not report the incident to the Immigration department.
He said it was the first boat of its kind to cross the Australian coast.
The crew member, who is not being identified, then reported the sighting to the Customs Department.
On Sunday, the boat crossed the border into Queensland from Indonesia.
A group of 30 to 50 people boarded the boat on Saturday evening, but were forced to abandon it shortly after the boat started to move towards Darwin.
The boat then went under water and capsized, with more than 40 people on board.
Three men and two women from Myanmar, who were trying to reach Australia, were rescued.
They are being assessed and are being sent to Darwin for medical treatment, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.
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