Australian Embassy
The Philippines

The Embassy

About the Australian Embassy in The Philippines

Head of Mission

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines
Ms Amanda Gorely


Ms Gorely is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Most recently she was Corporate Counsel and head of the Corporate Legal Branch, a position she held since 2012. She has previously served overseas as Deputy High Commissioner at the Australian High Commission in Wellington and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, with earlier postings in Stockholm and Copenhagen.  

In Canberra, Ms Gorely has served also as Assistant Secretary, WTO Trade Law Branch; Director, International Law Section; and Director, Human Rights and Indigenous Issues Section.


Opening hours

The Embassy is open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.  

Public Holidays


  • Monday, 1 January          -  New Year’s Day
  • Friday, 26 January           -  Australia Day
  • Thursday, 29 March         -  Maundy Thursday
  • Friday, 30 March             -  Good Friday
  • Tuesday, 1 May               -  Philippine Labour Day
  • Friday, 15 June                -  Eid’l Fitr (Muslim Holiday, movable date)
  • Wednesday, 22 August    - Eid’l Adha (Muslim Holiday, movable date)
  • Monday, 1 October          - Australia Labour Day
  • Thursday, 1 November    - All Saint’s Day
  • Tuesday, 25 December    - Christmas Day
  • Wednesday, 26 December- Boxing Day
  • Thursday, 27 December   - Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Friday, 28 December       - Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Monday, 31 December    - Additional DFAT Holiday


  • Monday, 2 January – New Year’s Day
  • Thursday, 13 April – Maundy Thursday
  • Friday, 14 April – Good Friday
  • Monday, 1 May – Philippine Labour Day
  • Monday, 12 June – Philippine Independence Day
  • Monday, 26 June – Eidul Ftr (movable date)
  • Monday, 1 September – Eidul Adha (movable date)
  • Monday, 2 October - Australian Labour Day
  • Wednesday, 1 November - All Saint’s Day
  • Monday, 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Wednesday, 27 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Thursday, 28 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Friday, 29 December – Additional DFAT Holiday

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for considering a career with the Australian Embassy in The Philippines.

All vacancies at the Embassy are advertised on our website. Advertised vacancies will include a position duty statement, selection criteria and general information. In conjunction with the Applicant Information Pack, kindly read the Manila Locally Engaged Staff (LES) Terms and Conditions of Employment which outlines the benefits and conditions that govern LES employment with the Australian Embassy Manila.

The Embassy does not accept ad hoc or general applications that are not related to a current advertised position.

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No positions vacant at this time

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR):

No positions vacant at this time

Admin/Consular/Political/Economic/Development DFAT:

Human Resource Officer (LE3)

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Applicant Information Pack

 Immigration and Visa Office (DIBP):

No positions vacant at this time

Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE):

No positions vacant at this time

Defence Section:

No positions vacant at this time

Australian Federal Police:

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