About Us

The Philippines and Australia established diplomatic ties on 22 May 1946, and in 1947 the Philippine Government established its foreign mission in Sydney. While its current consular jurisdiction is limited to New South Wales, we receive clients from every where in Australia.

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney provides consular services to Philippine citizens, Australians, and other nationals. It is a focal point of the Philippine Government in the state of New South Wales. It enjoys a vibrant partnership with the large Filipino-Australian community in New South Wales, which numbers around 127,000 as of 2018.


Hon Teodoro L Locsin Jr

Secretary of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

President of the Philippines


Amb Ma Hellen Barber Dela Vega



Philippine Officials in Sydney


Mr. Ezzedin Tago


Mr. Ezzedin Tago assumed as Philippine Consul General in Sydney on 22 August 2019.  Mr. Tago is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs.  He started with the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1995.  He is proficient in Arabic.

Mr. Tago has served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Yemen (non-resident) from September 2011 to June 2016.  Prior to that he also served as Consul General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Earlier in his career, he has also assigned to Jakarta, Indonesia; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  In the Home Office, Mr. Tago has served in various offices.

Mr. Tago is a recipient of several awards from the Office of the President and the Department of Foreign Affairs.


Ms. Melanie Rita Diano


Consul Melanie Rita B. Diano is the Supervising Officer for Dual Citizenship, Notarial, and Civil Registry.  She is also the focal person for Gender and Development, Oversees Voting, and Cultural and Community Affairs.

She was previously assigned at the Office of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Office of American Affairs, Office of Asia and Pacific Affairs and Office of Consular Affairs.

Atty. Diano was previously assigned at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada from September 2008 to October 2014. 

She is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. She has a Bachelor of Art in Social Sciences major in Behavioral Studies from the University of the Philippines. 


Mr. Emmanuel Donato Guzman


Consul Emmanuel Donato K. Guzman is the Supervising Officer for Passports, Visas, and Assistance-to-Nationals at the Consulate General. He also serves as the office’s Political, Economic and Planning Officer.

He previously served with the Office of  Undersecretary for Administration, the Office of Asset Management and Support Services, as Board Secretary – Board of Foreign Service , and with the Office of the Secretary from 2006 – 2009, at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.  His previous foreign assignment was to the Philippine Embassy in London, 

Consul Guzman is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, and a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University.


What We Do


Consular Services

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Assistance to Nationals in Distress


Community Engagement


Cultural Diplomacy

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Tourism Promotion

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Economic Diplomacy


Philippine Missions in Australia

Philippine Embassy in Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

(61 2) 6273 2535 / 36



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Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne

Ms. Maria Lourdes M. Salcedo
Consul General
Level 03, 257 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Telephone: (61 3) 8375 9646
E-mail: melbourne.pcg@dfa.gov.ph

Philippine  Consulate General in Brisbane

Ms. Margaret Grummitt 
Consul General, a. h.
Level 16, 200 Mary Street, Brisbane
Telephone: 0411 359 182

E-mail: admin@qldphilconsulate.com
Website: www.qldphilconsulate.com

Philippine Consulate in Adelaide

Mr. Darryl Johnson
Consul, a.h.
Innovation House
Tenancy Room 23 & 24
50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5094
Telephone: +62 421 049 881

E-mail: consul@philconsulatesa.com.au

Philippine Consulate in Darwin

Mr. John Rivas
Consul General, a. h.
22 Mirrakma Crescent
Lyons, NT 0810
P.O. Box 42457 NT 0811
Telephone: (61-8) 8927 3926
Mobile: (61) 417 081 546

Philippine Consulate in Hobart

Mr. Richard Van Neutegem
Consul, a.h.
Philippine Consulate
Ground Floor
146 Campbell Street
Hobart, TAS 7000
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1061, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Telephone: 61 419 608 124

E-mail: consul@tradesmarts.com.au

Philippine Consulate in Perth

Ms. Virma Symons
Consul, a. h.

Philippine Consulate
Freemasons' Hall
1/181 Roberts Road

Telephone: 0408 301 038

E-mail: philconsulperth@iinet.net.au

Philippine Consulate in Port Villa, Vanuatu

Mr. Florentino L. Serrano
Consul General, a. h.

Philippine Honorary Consulate
Lot 66 Tassiriki Park
Port Vila, Vanuatu
P.O. Box 579, Port Vila, Vanuatu 

Telefax: (678) 25589
E-mail: philconsul@vanuatu.com.vu

Philippine Overseas Labor Office

Mrs. Cynthia Q. Lamban
Labor Attache

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, A.C.T. 2600

Telephone: (61 2) 6273 8882
E-mail: poloaustralia@philembassy.org.au

Philippine Trade and Investment Center Sydney

Ms. Alma F. Argayoso
Consul Commercial/ Special Trade Representative

Suite 905, Level 9, St Martins Tower
31 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: +612 9261 2328
E-mail: dtisydney@bigpond.com; sydney@dti.gov.ph

Defence Attache

Col. Nhel Richard E. Patricio PA (GSC)
Defense Attache

Unit 11, Botany Street
Phillip, ACT 2606

Telephone: (61 2) 6282 6671
E-mail: ophildafa.oz@bigpond.com.au

Tourism Representative Sydney

Ms. Norjamin Gallardo - Delos Reyes
Tourism Attache

Suite 11.01, Level 11
92 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Telephone: (61 2) 9279 3380,

(61 2) 9221 1344


Public Holidays 2021

We are closed during these holidays. We can be contacted for emergencies through
SMS at 0415 426 400.


Non Working Holidays for 2021

New Year’s Day                 1 January

Australia Day                    26 January

People Power                   25 February       


Maundy Thursday            01 April

Good Friday                      02 April

Monday After Easter        05 April

Araw ng Kagitingan         09  April              

(Day of Valor)   

Eid El-Fitr                         To be announced

Queen’s Birthday             14 June

Eid El-Adha                      To be announced

National Heroes’ Day       30 August

AU Labor Day                   04 October

All Saints Day                   01 November

All Souls Day                    02 November

Bonifacio Day                   30 November

Christmas Eve                  24 December

Christmas Holiday            27 December

Boxing Day                       28 December

Rizal Day                           30 December

NY’s Eve                            31 December