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.
Philippine Officials in Sydney
Mr. Emmanuel Donato K. 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.
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.
What We Do
Assistance to Nationals in Distress
Philippine Missions in Australia
Philippine Consulate in Adelaide
Mr. Darryl Johnson
Tenancy Room 23 & 24
50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5094
Telephone: +62 421 049 881
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
146 Campbell Street
Hobart, TAS 7000
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1061, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Telephone: 61 419 608 124
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
Tourism Representative Sydney
Ms. Norjamin Gallardo - Delos Reyes
Suite 11.01, Level 11
92 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Telephone: (61 2) 9279 3380,
(61 2) 9221 1344