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.

Mr Robinson is a Deputy Secretary-level officer from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who presented his credentials to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 15 January 2019.

Over his extensive career, Mr Robinson 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 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.  

2019

  • 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 

2020

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, 27 January –  Australia Day
  • Thursday, 9 April – Maundy Thursday
  • Friday, 10 April – Good Friday
  • Friday, 1 May – Philippine Labour Day
  • Friday, 12 June – Philippine Independence Day
  • Monday, 31 August – Philippine National Heroes’ Day
  • Monday, 5 October – Australia Labour Day
  • Monday, 30 November - Bonifacio Day
  • Friday, 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Monday, 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday, 27 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Wednesday, 30 December - Additional DFAT Holiday (also Rizal Day Philippines)
  • Thursday, 31 December – Additional DFAT Holiday (also New Year's Eve)