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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. Enrique A. Manalo


Secretary of Foreign Affairs

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Amb. Ma. Hellen Barber de la Vega



Consul General Charmaine Aviquivil_edite

Ms. CHARMAINE ROWENA C. AVIQUIVIL, a career officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), is the new Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, Australia.  She arrived at Post on 25 October 2022.


Consul General Aviquivil has worked for over 20 years in public service, initially joining government as a Media Production Specialist and eventually as Information Officer at the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), an attached agency of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), from 1989 to 1997.


She joined the DFA in 1997 as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) after passing the highly competitive FSO examinations that year. She was promoted to Career Minister in January 2013 after passing the Career Minister’s examinations in 2012, and later to Chief of Mission 2 in 2021.


Prior to her posting in Sydney, her previous foreign assignments were at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway from 2015 to 2017, Philippine Embassy in Athens, Greece from 2011-2015, Philippine Embassy in Cairo, Egypt from 2005 to 2008, and before that, at the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam from 2002 to 2005.


At the DFA Home Office, after completing a six-month cadetship course under the Foreign Service Institute from 1997 to 1998, Ms. Aviquivil initially served as Principal Assistant at the Office of United Nations and other Organizations in 1998, and then at the Public Information Services Unit from 1998 to 2002. She became Director of the Africa Division of the Office of Middle East and African Affairs (OMEAA) at the DFA from 2008 to 2011.  Her most recent assignment at the Home Office was as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination (OPPC).  


She graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  She also earned a Master in Philippine Studies degree from the same university in the year 2001.

Consul General



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.



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. 

What We Do

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Consular Services

Assistance to Nationals in Distress

Community Engagement

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Cultural Diplomacy

Tourism Promotion

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

Philippine  Consulate General in Brisbane


Ms. Sherryl Gabutero
Consul, a. h.


Morris Tower, Suite 78, Level 11

149 Wickham Terrace,

Springhill, Queensland 4000

Fax: (+61) (07) 3036 6035

Mobile: (+61) 424 421 199


Philippine Consulate in Adelaide


Ms. Carmen Anne GARCIA
Consul, a.h.


Level 3, 24 Pitt Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000


Telephone: +61 421 416 637


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


P.O. Box 1061, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Telephone: 61 419 608 124


Philippine Consulate in Perth


Ms. Virma Symons
Consul, a. h.

Philippine Consulate
Freemasons' Hall
1/181 Roberts Road

Telephone: 0408 301 038


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

Philippine Overseas Labor Office

Mr. Oscar Anthony C. David

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

Telephone: (61 2) 6273 8882

Defence Attaché


Col. Romeo N. Bautista III PA (GSC)

Defense Attaché

Unit 11, Botany Street, Phillip, ACT 2606 

Telephone: (61 2) 6282 6671


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

Tourism Representative Sydney

Ms. Eleonor Palima

Officer-in-Charge /Administrative Officer

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

Telephone: (61 2) 9279 3380,

(61 2) 9221 1344


We are closed during these holidays. We can be contacted for emergencies through

SMS at 0415 426 400.

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