The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia

The Philippine-Australia relations are political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries.  Australia has an embassy in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines has an embassy in Canberra and a Consulate General in Sydney.  Significant numbers of Filipinos immigrated to Australia between 1960s and 1990s and Filipinos remain one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in Australia.  To protect the interest, welfare of its countrymen and to better intensify the two countries relations both consular offices further improve their services and information to the betterment of their services.

Sydney, NSW Philippine Consular Office

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney is a consular mission established by the Philippine Government in New South Wales, Australia. It provides consular services for persons residing in New South Wales. This Consulate has accredited jurisdiction for matters concerning Filipino nationals in New Caledonia.


Mondays to Fridays

Open to the Public: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Administration: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address :        Level 1, Philippine Center

27-33 Wentworth Avenue

Sydney NSW 2000



 Telephone: (02) 9262 7377

Facsimile: (02) 9262 7355

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra


 philippine embassy canberra 300x153 The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaThe Philippine Embassy in Canberra is mandated to promote Philippine national interests in the conduct of bilateral relations with Australia, in order to contribute to the well-being, process and security of the Filipino people and nation.

 Address:         1 Moonah Place

                           Yarralumid ACT 2600


Contact Number +61 262732535/36



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The Consulate is a foreign mission established in Sydney by the Philippine Government to provide consular services for persons wishing to visit the Philippines, as well as passporting, civil registry and notarial services for Filipino nationals residing and working in the state of New South Wales and the French Overseas Department of New Caledonia.  It also provides consular services for persons residing in New South Wales.  The consulate has jurisdiction for matters concerning Filipino nationals.

 The Consulate also receives lodgements of documents and requests for consular, notary, and civil registry services including visa, dual citizenship, and NBI clearance applications.  All services of the Consulate only during the cited open to the public time.  The Consulate does not receive lodgements from 1pm to 5pm.


Mondays to Fridays

 Open to the Public: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 Administration: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


            Consul General, a.h. 61 Melville Street, South Plympton 5038 South Australia, 5038 Australia Tel. No. (+618) 8297 0840 Fax No. (+618) 8297 0840 Mobile No. 0421 279811 Email:

Here are the lists of the Philippine Consular Offices in Australia

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            Consul, a.h.

            126 Wickham Street,

            Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006

            Tel. No. (61 7) 3252 8215

            Fax No. (61 7) 3252 8240

            Emergency Mo. (61 7) 3262 3440 / 0412 735 958



            Consul General, a.h.

            9 Wandie Cresecent, Anula,

            Northern Territory Australia 0812

            Tel. No. (08) 89273926




            Consul General, a.h.

            45 Murray St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000

            G.P.O. Box 1231M. Hobart, TAS 7001

            Tel. No. (61 3) 6230 4000

            Fax No. (61 3) 6230 4040



            Consul, a.h.

            Suite 1205, No. 1, Queens Road

            Melbourne, Victoria 3004

            Tel. No.: (613) 9863-7885

            Fax: (613) 9863-7884




            Consul General, a.h.

            Suite 2/116 Mounts Bay Road,

            West Perth WA 6005

            P.O. Box 855, South Perth, WA 6951

            Tel. No. (61 8) 9481 5666

            Fax No. (61 8) 9485  0111

            Emergency No. +0412 427 676




The Philippine Visa

visa and extensionlq 300x215 The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaA visa is an endorsement made on a passport or travel document by the Philippine Consulate denoting that the traveler’s visa application has been properly examined and that the holder is permitted to proceed to the Philippines. However, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration ( has the final decision on the entry of a foreign traveler into the Philippines.

The visa thus issued is not a guarantee that the holder will be admitted into the country. The admission of foreign nationals is a function of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration at the port of entry.

Beginning August 1, 2013, Australian passport holders are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa if they intend to stay for Thirty days (30) days or less for pleasure or business purposes, provided they have a return or onward travel to another country and their passports are valid at least six months beyond the intended stay in the Philippines.

Holders of passports issued by other countries are advised to contact the Philippine Consulate General or to visit the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs website ( for information if their passport avails of the 30-day visa-free entry privilege.

For a stay of more than 30 days, a traveler must apply for an appropriate visa at the Philippine Consulate General.  A visa generally allows a stay of until 59 days in the Philippines. Visitors wishing to stay beyond 59 days may apply for an Extension of Stay at any office of the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines before the authorized stay runs out. Fees for extension of stay will apply. Refer to the Bureau of immigration website for information about extending your stay in the Philippines.

Children below 15 years of age traveling to the Philippines unaccompanied by a parent must secure an Affidavit of Support and Consent from the Consulate. Upon arrival at the airport in the Philippines, the accompanying adult will submit this Affidavit to the immigration authorities and obtain a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG). Fees will apply.

For more information on Visas visit

Passport Services

philippine passport The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaAs a Foreign Service mission of the Philippines, the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney issues passports to Filipino nationals residing in New South Wales and New Caledonia. The Consulate implemented the electronic passport (ePassport) system in November 2010, upon which it ceased to process the previous passport types called the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and Green Machine Readable Ready Passport (MRRP).

The requirements for the ePassport vary according to whether the application is a first-time application, renewal, replacement of a lost passport, or if the applicant had re-acquired Philippine citizenship as a dual citizen. Refer to the website for the required supporting documents and all the needed information.

Notarial Services

The Consulate performs notarization services on documents that will be used in the Philippines. The Consulate can administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits, witness and authenticate the signing of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, and make certified true copies of original documents. The Consulate can also take depositions that will be used in a Philippine court.

Acknowledgement (or consularization)


Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) for minor children traveling to the Philippines

Filipino children traveling to Australia unaccompanied by a parent


Acknowledgement (or consularization)

A legal document that will be used in the Philippines must by signed by its affiant (or affiants) or signatory (or signatories) in the presence of a Philippine consular officer for acknowledgment. Acknowledgement is an act by which a person who has executed an instrument goes before a consular officer and declares it to be his true and voluntary act and deed (e.g. special power of attorney, affidavits, sworn statements, etc.).

 The affiant must sign the document in front of a consular officer.


  1. Original and photocopy of the document/s to be acknowledged.
  2. Original and photocopy of valid identification with photograph and signature (passport, driver license or other Government-issued identification with the photograph of the holder). The identification must bear the name that appears on the document to be acknowledged.
  3. A non-refundable fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General in Sydney”.


When an Australian official has performed a notarization on a document that will be used in the Philippines, the official character of the executing official must be verified both by the Foreign Ministry of Australia and by a consular officer of the Philippines.  The authentication by a Philippine consular officer is necessary in order to give the service legal force and effect in the Philippines.

Authentication is done on documents whose affiant cannot sign the document in the presence of a consular officer. Authentication is also done on documents that are issued by a government agency, corporate office, bank, or institution. The requirements for the Consulate’s authentication of a document are as follows:

  • The original document, which must first undergo authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), which has an Authentication Office at the following locations in NSW.Sydney Passport Office Level 7, 26 Lee Street Sydney, NSW 2000 (near Central Railway Station) Tel. No. (02) 9207-6904Newcastle Passport Office Level 1, 77 Hunter StreetNewcastle NSW 2300 Tel: 131 232 Fax: (02) 4923 9393
For information about the authentication performed by the DFAT, visit the following websites of the DFAT: under the section titled “Authentications and Apostilles”.

Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG)

For foreign minor children traveling to the Philippines

Foreign minor children who are less than 15 years old and are travelling to the Philippines unaccompanied by parent/s are required to apply for a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) at the Philippine Consulate. The requirements are as follows:
  • Personal appearance of either parent
  • Signing of an Affidavit of Support and Consent for the child/children to travel to the Philippines unaccompanied (this Affidavit must be notarized by the Consulate. Notary fee will apply)
  • Present the original and submit two photocopies of:a.    The birth certificate of the child;b.    Passport of the child;c.     Passport or driver’s license of both parents;d.    Passport of the traveling companion;e.    Marriage certificate of parents, if applicable
  • Notary fee will apply. Payment of a non-refundable fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General”. Refer to Schedule of Fees.

The WEG will be presented to the immigration official of the airport of entry in the Philippines. Immigration will charge a fee of PHP 3,120

The WEG does not include the child/children’s visa. If the child/children will stay in the Philippines for more than thirty (30) days, a visa will be required.

Filipino children traveling to Australia unaccompanied by a parent

A Filipino child traveling from the Philippines to another country either alone or accompanied by an adult other than the parents must obtain a Travel Clearance from the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Please refer to the website of the DSWD ( for information on obtaining a Travel Clearance (link:


The Consulate will undertake a deposition that is supported by a Court Order issued by a regional trial court of the Philippines and coursed through the Office of Legal Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines. A non-refundable deposition fee must be paid in cash or Postal Money Order payable to the Philippine Consulate. Refer to Schedule of Fees.

photo 300x225 The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaCivil Registry Services

 Civil Registration is the procedure of the Philippine Government to record vital events that affect a citizen’s status (for example: birth, marriage, annulment of marriage, change of name, death). Identity papers (for example: passport, birth certificate, certificate of singleness, marriage certificate) are based on the official records, so any changes in the status of a Filipino national must be reported to the Philippine Government. The Philippine Government agencies that are authorized to record changes in the status of the Filipinos are the National Statistics Office (NSO), Philippine Embassies, and Philippine Consulates General.

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney performs civil registry services for Filipinos who are born or get married in New South Wales.  The birth, marriage, or death of a Filipino national in New South Wales should be registered with the Consulate, which then forwards the report to the NSO for the appropriate updating of the person’s official records.

  •  Registration of the birth of a filipino child born overseas (report of birth)
  •  Registration of the overseas marriage of a filipino citizen (report of marriage)

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    • Rica Jankulovski
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