For after-hours emergencies please call +63 2 757 8100 and follow the prompts to transfer (toll free) to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra or call direct on +61 2 6261 3305.
2018 Victorian State Election
The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The Australian Embassy in the Philippines will offer early voting services during business hours from Monday 12 November to Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only). The Embassy will be closed on Election Day, Saturday 24 November.
All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to election day.
From Wednesday 31 October you can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you viaVictorian Electoral Commission website
1. Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you
2. Print and complete the ballot paper
3. Post the ballot paper to the Australia using the envelope provided
Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 18 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 18 (Victorian time) to be included in the count.
In person early voting services will be offered at the Australian Embassy in the Philippines only.
Dates: Monday 12 November - Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only)
Note: We strongly recommend those who wish to vote in person visit the embassy from Wednesday 14 November. We expect VEC ballot papers will have arrived by this date.
Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.
Visas and Citizenship Enquiries
- The Consular Section does not process Citizenship or Visa applications and is not able to respond to Australian visa or citizenship enquiries.
- For citizenship and visa enquiries visit the VFS website , email: email@example.com or call +63 2 790 4900.
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• Australian Police clearances
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• Centrelink - Department of Human Services (DHS) International Services
• Returning to Australia
Consular Section Contact Details
Level 23 Tower 2, RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200, Metro Manila, The Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 757 8100
Facsimile: +63 2 757 8344
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