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
Framework - Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility (February 2017)
This is a notice of publication of the framework for a Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility (the Facility). The published document functions as the reference document for a managing contractor to implement a responsive facility from which a series of trade and inclusive economic growth activities will be designed and delivered. This document states the goal of the investment and the delivery approach. The specific outcomes of the investment that will form the basis for the monitoring and evaluation of the Facility, will be designed by the managing contractor and approved by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Indicative outcomes are reflected in the Framework document available for download on this page.
Tender - Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program Philippines
DFAT has a requirement for a contractor to implement the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program in the Philippines (the Program), providing the management, operation and administrative resources required to deliver the Program. The contractor will support long and short term study and training opportunities within the framework of the global Australia Awards Scholarship Program as well as more targeted short term training outside the remit of the Australia Awards. In addition to this the contractor will manage Australia’s alumni engagement in the Philippines.
In a keynote speech on Australia Day, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop, highlighted ASEAN’s role as the geographic and diplomatic centre of the Indo-Pacific. The speech underlines Australia’s commitment to ASEAN, the countries of South-East Asia, and the ASEAN-led architecture.
Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely launched an enhanced humanitarian capacity of DSWD through the new Australian-funded warehouse at the DSWD National Relief Operations Center in Pasay City on 29 November 2016.
Joint Celebration 70 Years of Philippines – Australia Diplomatic Relations and ANZCHAM 35th Anniversary
Contact ANZCHAM here for tickets to the Gala Dinner on 24 November 2016.
Industry Briefing - Upcoming Procurements for Australia’s Aid Program in the Philippines
The Australian Embassy in the Philippines recently held a briefing to inform interested parties about upcoming Australian Aid Program procurements for the Philippines. More detailed information about each of these investments, including information sheets, concept notes, and design documents are available here.
22 May is Philippine-Australia Friendship Day
Philippine Presidential Proclamation No 1282, Series 2016 declared 22 May 2016 and each year after as Philippines-Australia Friendship Day!
Find out more about the commemoration of 70 years of friendship here.