Republic of the Philippines
Republic of the Philippines
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION/S 2024:    - No scheduled consular outreach mission as of this date

THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

26 August 2024, MondayNational Heroes' Day (Last Monday of August)

For emergencies requiring assistance from the Embassy, please get in touch with the Embassy’s duty officer at Tel. 0408-735383.

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


04 July 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega met the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of the Australian Parliament on 3 July 2024 to discuss developments in the bilateral relations of the Philippines and Australia. The two countries announced the elevation of relations to a Strategic Partnership in September 2023 during the visit of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to Manila. In February 2024, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr delivered an address to Parliament in Canberra as Guest of Government. It was the first time that a president of the Philippines addressed the Australian Parliament. -- END.”

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


03 July 2024, DARWIN – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra successfully conducted the mobile consular mission in Darwin, Northern Territory from 28 to 30 June 2024. The Embassy processed 87 passport applications, 8 civil registry/notarial documents, administered the oath of allegiance to 21 Filipinos who reacquired their Filipino citizenship through the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003, and registered 62 Filipinos as overseas voters.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
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Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell keynotes PH Independence Day Commemoration

27 June 2024, CANBERRA – Special Minister of State and Minister for Trade and Tourism Senator the Hon Don Farrell delivered the keynote remarks at the reception hosted by Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega to commemorate the 126th anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the Philippines on 25 June at Hotel Realm in Canberra.

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


20 June 2024, CANBERRA – In celebration of the 126th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence this June, the Philippine Embassy is pleased to invite the Filipino Community and all music enthusiasts to view the live streaming of the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra’s (MSJO) Send-Off Concert on 27 June 2024, 8:00pm-9:00pm AEST (6:00pm-7:00pm Manila time). The MSJO will be travelling to perform across Europe from 30 June until 10 July 2024.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


18 June 2024, SYDNEY – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the Filipino community in New South Wales in the annual Philippine National Day Ball organized by the Philippine Community Council of New South Wales (PCC-NSW) on 12 June 2024 in celebration of the 126th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence. The event was participated in by more than 500 guests across NSW which included Members of NSW Parliament. Dr. Andrew Charlton, Member for Parramatta, led the toast ceremony together with Ambassador De La Vega.

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


18 June 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the Filipino community in Canberra in the gala organized by the Filipino Community Council of the Australian Capital Territory (FCCACT) on 15 June 2024 in celebration of the 126th anniversary of the declaration of the Independence of the Philippines. The Philippines observes its Independence Day on 12 June.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


ONLINE VISA APPOINTMENT SYSTEM (OVAS) UNDER MAINTENANCE


This is to inform the public that the Online Visa Appointment System (OVAS) (https://www.visa.gov.ph/) will be temporarily inaccessible for systems maintenance. In this regard, visa applications will be received and processed manually until further notice.

If you are from the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Vanuatu, Nauru, and Tuvalu or if you wish to apply for a visa at the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, please email the Visa Section in proceeding with your application and for further inquiries thru the following:

   • Email: visa@philembassy.org.au
   • Telephone No. +61 2 6273 2535
   • Website: https://philembassy.org.au/

If you are from New South Wales and you to apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, please click here https://www.sydneypcg.org/visas or send an email to sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph.

If you are from Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and you wish to apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne, please click here https://melbournepcg.dfa.gov.ph/consular-services/visa or send an email to melbourne.pcg@dfa.gov.ph

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CHINESE NATIONALS APPLYING FOR PHILIPPINE 9(A) TEMPORARY VISITOR’S VISA

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra informs the public that Chinese nationals applying for Philippine 9(A) Temporary Visitor’s Visa will be required to submit their Chinese Social Insurance Record Certificates.

The submitted Certificate must be registered for at least six (6) months at the time of the submission of the visa application. Exceptions to the abovementioned visa requirement will only apply to Chinese nationals currently enrolled in primary, secondary, or college education who will be required to submit proof of enrollment, and retirees above 55 years old.

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17 June 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined community-led events in New South Wales in celebration of Philippine Independence, Pista sa Nayon and Kalayaan Cup Golf Tournament, on 10 June 2024.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


13 June 2024, CANBERRA – In celebration of Philippine Independence, a public lecture and demonstration on Filipino martial arts Arnis, also known as Eskrima or Kali, was held on 09 June 2024 at the Tuggeranong Community Center in ACT.

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique A. Manalo’s message for Araw ng Kalayaan 2024 (Philippine Day of Independence 2024)

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


11 June 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega led the Filipino community in Canberra in a flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the 126th anniversary of the Independence of the Philippines and wreath-laying ceremony to observe the 163rd birth anniversary of national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal on 08 June at the Embassy grounds.

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


04 June 2024, CANBERRA – The Filipino community in Canberra gathered for the Filipino Mass on 2 June 2024 at the St Peter Chanel’s Church to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the declaration of the Independence of the Philippines.

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


07 June 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega congratulated award-winning filmmaker Alvin Yapan, writer and director of Hulagway, a documentary drama produced by the Philippines’ National Commission for Culture and the Arts on endangered Indigenous Philippine languages at the film’s screening at the Australian National University (ANU) on 6 June. The ANU Philippines Institute hosted a free screening of the film in celebration of the Independence Day of the Philippines on 12 June.

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