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 5:00pm 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)
  • Tuesday, 21 August       -  Eid’l Adha (Muslim Holiday)
  • 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


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.

Below are the documents that must be submitted in response to LES vacancies. Applications will not be considered if it does not include the following:

Application Templates

When submitting applications for vacancies at the Australian Embassy, please send materials in Word of PDF format only

Current Job Vacancies

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR):

No positions vacant at this time

Admin/Consular/Political/Economic/Development (DFAT):

No positions vacant at this time

Immigration and Visa Office (Home Affairs):

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:

No positions vacant at this time

Australian High Commission - Bandar Seri Begawan

No positions vacant at this time