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(1530H, 24 March 2020)  The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney reminds all Filipino temporary visa holders who are currently in Australia and affected by ongoing travel restrictions to check their Australian visa expiry date and visa conditions. 

If you are a Filipino who has an expiring Australian visa, the Department of Home Affairs of Australia has advised that you must apply for a new visa if you want to stay longer. Please follow this link for detailed information/procedure as provided by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs:

If you have other visa-related queries, you may get in touch with Australia’s Department of Home Affairs directly through the contact details provided in this link:

If you need further advice, you may contact the following:

  • 0450 713 232 (For Assistance to Nationals and COVID-19 related issuesIN NSW)

  • 0415 426 400 (For passport and consular queries IN NSW) 

For Filipino workers (OFWs / 457 Australian visa holders) concerns and queries, please call the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Canberra hotline number (02) 6273-8882 and/or e-mail:

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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