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Consular bulletin – April 2018

Updating database of community organisations The Philippine Consulate in Melbourne invites all Filipino community organisations in Victoria to help update our database of contact details. Please help us by providing the following information for your organisation via email to consul@philconsulate.com.au Contact Person Business or Association Name Office Number Mobile Number Address Email 120th Anniversary of Philippine […]

FASTCO launches program to help new Filipino students in Victoria

FASTCO launches program to help new Filipino students in Victoria

MELBOURNE, Australia – Are you an incoming Filipino student to the state of Victoria? Are you worried about settling in to a new country? The Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASTCO) is here to help you! FASTCO, an Australia registered organisation for Filipino and Filipino-Australian students in the state of Victoria, Australia and the umbrella […]

Application for Filipino passport schedules in Victoria

Application for Filipino passport schedules in Victoria

Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat! Mobile passport mission The Consulate has received a number of enquiries regarding the application and renewal of Philippine passports. We can confirm the following information regarding the 2018 Mobile Passport Mission to be conducted by the Philippine Embassy: The Passport Mission will be held from Monday 15 January to […]

Philippine Embassy invites Filipinos to show support for soldiers in Marawi

Philippine Embassy invites Filipinos to show support for soldiers in Marawi

The Philippine Embassy in Australia invites all Filipinos in Australia to show support for our Filipino soldiers in Marawi by supporting #OgopMarawi (Help Marawi) Drive of the Philippine Army by sending letters or postcards to boost the morale of Filipino troops fighting for peace in Marawi. Send your letters or postcards to: The Philippine Embassy […]

AussiePadala remittance service to the Philippines launches in Australia

AussiePadala remittance service to the Philippines launches in Australia

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), a government-owned universal bank, recently launched an online remittance service called AussiePadala. It is the first online remittance service from Australia to the Philippines cleared by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and it will allow anybody with an account with any bank in Australia to remit funds online […]

Mobile Passport Mission in Melbourne

Mobile Passport Mission in Melbourne

The Philippine Consulate in Melbourne would like to let the public know that all slots for the Mobile Passport Mission scheduled on 16-20 January 2017 in Melbourne, Victoria have been filled up. The Embassy will no longer accept applications and requests for appointment. All applicants who submitted requests for appointment before 21 December 2016 but […]

Philippine Central Bank’s new policy on Philippine currency

Philippine Central Bank’s new policy on Philippine currency

Following is a circular from the Bankgo Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Cir. No. 922, Series of 2016, dated 23 August 2016 entitled, “The Amendments of the Rules on Cross-Border Transfer of Local Currency”. The amount of legal tender Philippine currency that may be imported (brought in) or exported (brought out of) the Philippines physically or electronically […]

List of Filipino overseas voters to be deactivated

List of Filipino overseas voters to be deactivated

Please note, in the link below, an announcement from COMELEC on the Notice of Hearing of the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) on 17 October 2016 to hear the list of overseas voters whose registration records will be deactivated for failure to vote in the 2013 and 2016 elections. Notice of Hearing – Names to […]

Call for papers – International Research Forum on the Philippines 2016

Call for papers – International Research Forum on the Philippines 2016

International Research Forum on the Philippines The Filipino-Australian Students Council – Victoria (FASTCO), in cooperation with La Trobe University’s Philippine Australia Studies Centre (PASC), is pleased to announce a CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Research Forum on the Philippines (IRFP) 2016. Download the submission forms.

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