WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES WEBSITE
Message from the Ambassador
Welcome to the official website of the Australian Embassy in Manila. I am honored to take up my role as Australia's Ambassador to the Philippines in 2016 coinciding with the 70th anniversary of our diplomatic relationship.
Our ties were forged during WWII when over 4,000 Australian service personnel fought alongside Filipino forces. The breadth of our modern relationship is reflected in the Joint Declaration on Australia-Philippines Comprehensive Partnership signed by Prime Minister Turnbull and President Aquino in November 2015. The Philippines is an important partner for Australia in Southeast Asia and we cooperate closely on a range of global and regional issues.
Our extensive trade and investment links are growing. I am heartened by our warm people to people bonds and have met some of the 10,000 Filipino students studying in Australia each year. Our defence forces and law enforcement agencies enjoy extensive cooperation. Australia's development assistance to the Philippines is focused on economic growth, education, social protection and, where necessary, humanitarian assistance.
The Embassy also provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens living in or visiting the Philippines.
My mission in the Philippines is to represent modern Australia - our vibrant democracy, Indigenous heritage, multicultural society and robust, open economy. If you'd like to keep up to date on Australia's activities in the Philippines then like our Facebook Page and follow me on Twitter @AusAmbPH. Look out for our events to mark the 70th anniversary.
Come along and Say Gday!
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines
Call for Proposals - 2017 Round for the Direct Aid Program
The Direct Aid Program is a flexible small grants scheme funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Australian Embassy in the Philippines. The Embassy is pleased to announce a call for proposals for DAP for the 2017-2018 financial year. Click here to find out more.
Minister for Foreign Affairs - Media Release - Support to communities affected by conflict in Marawi
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announce that the Australian Government will provide assistance to ease civilian suffering caused by the siege in the Philippine city of Marawi and contribute to peace-building in the area. The Australian Government is providing $20 million over four years to support recovery and long term peace and stability in the southern Philippines. This is in addition to the emergency food and other supplies valued at $920,000 earlier announced on 20 June 2017.
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones visit Makati High School, the first Philippine partner school of the Building Relationship through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement (BRIDGE) School Partnerships Program.
Australia supports Philippines Business Coalition for Women's Empowerment
Seven large corporations employing a total of 300,000 Filipinos have formed a new coalition to ensure gender equality within their businesses.
Australia’s Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, led the launch of the Philippines Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment (PBCWE) during her high profile visit to Manila on 16 March.
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Amanda Gorely, who welcomed the Minister, said, “We are very pleased that Minister Bishop was able to launch this key initiative during her visit to the Philippines. She is at the forefront of, and driving change, in Australia and the globe on empowering girls and women.”
Davao City – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop MP today announced Australia’s new flagship education initiative in southern Philippines, Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (‘PATHWAYS’).
Australian Embassy, PRFU Youth Rugby Partnership: Scoring Goals for Gender and Development
The Australian Embassy leads a program handover ceremony to the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) on 9 March 2017 as part of its International Women’s Day Celebration.
Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, together with PRFU Managing Director Matt Cullen, Senior Development Officer Rose Lanticse, and athletes of the Lady Volcanoes graced the event.
“Australia is pleased to support the PRFU in its ‘Touch Rugby: A Sport For All’ program that encourages young men and women to get active in sports,” Ambassador Gorely said.
ACIAR in the Philippines
Find out how ACIAR's project in the Visayas is bringing together researchers and farming communities to increase productivity, improve livelihoods and protect the environment.