Australian Embassy
The Philippines

The Embassy

About the Australian Embassy in The Philippines

Head of Mission

His Excellency Steven J. Robinson AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines

Mr Robinson is a senior career officer (Deputy Secretary level) in the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. Over his extensive career, he has developed and expanded Australia’s relationships with a broad range of countries, with a particular focus on the South East Asian region. He has served in Australia’s embassies in Jakarta, Yangon and Bangkok and has held a range of senior positions in Canberra across operational and corporate areas.

In 2009, Mr Robinson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) “for service to Australia’s international interests through a significant and sustained contribution”.

Mr Robinson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Diploma in Education from the University of Sydney.

Mr Robinson was born in 1959 and is married with two children.


Opening hours

The Embassy is open to the public from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.  


  • Monday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, 28 January –  Australia Day
  • Thursday, 18 April – Maundy Thursday
  • Friday, 19 April – Good Friday
  • Wednesday, 1 May – Philippine Labour Day
  • Wednesday, 12 June – Philippine Independence Day
  • Monday, 26 August – Philippine National Heroes’ Day
  • Monday, 7 October – Australia Labour Day
  • Tuesday, 1 November - All Saint’s Day
  • Wednesday, 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday, 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Friday, 27 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Monday, 30 December - Additional DFAT Holiday (also Rizal Day Philippines)
  • Tuesday, 31 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.

To view current vacancies at the Australian Embassy The Philippines, please click on the link below:

Current Job Vacancies

Please note that all closing dates and times reflect Australian Eastern Standard Time/Australian Daylight Savings Time (AEST/ADST).

All recruitment queries should be sent to

Status of current selection exercises

The following selection exercises are currently under way at the Australian Embassy The Philippines. The status of these will be updated regularly. 

Closing date Position title Department Status

  14 January 2019 at 11:30 PM (PST)        

  Portfolio Manager - Scholarships and Innovation (LE7) PN2003

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


3 February 2019 at 11:30 PM (PST)

Defence Cooperation Program Coordinator (LE6) PN10488 Department of Defence Advertised


Temporary Employment

Closing date Position title Department Status

  24 January 2019 at 11:30 PM (PST)        

Assistant Defence Cooperation Program Coordinator (LE3) PN10487

Department of Defence 



Refer attached job advertisement and position description for Assistant Defence Cooperation Program Coordinator (LE3):

Job Advertisement

Position Description