The Embassy will be closed from 23 December and reopens on Tuesday 2 January. Visa applications will not be processed during this period. Please ensure you apply for travel during this period at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Visa processing will resume on 2 January 2018.
WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES WEBSITE
The 2017 Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday 25 November 2017.
In-person voting will not be available at the Australian Embassy for this election.
If you will be overseas on election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go. More information, including updating your electoral details and postal voting can be found at the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) ECQ website or by contacting the ECQ directly via telephone +61 7 3035 8107 (charges may apply) or email firstname.lastname@example.org . (More)
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull gifts prepositioned relief stores to DSWD
Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, announced the gifting of PHP60 million (AUD1.5 million) worth of prepositioned relief supplies and associated funds to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during his visit to the National Resource Operations Centre (NROC) on 13 November 2017. “We have helped the people of the Philippines with the war in Marawi, now we’re determined to help you win the peace, and that’s our commitment,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Read more.
Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited the HMAS Adelaide, the largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Welcoming the President on arrival were Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, Australian Chief of Defence Mark Binskin and Commander Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, Captain Jonathan Earley (RAN). Read more here.
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.
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.