Update on the New Temporary Visas for Parents of Australians

A press release from Minister Coleman has announced that the new Temporary Long Stay Parent Visa will become available in the first half of 2019. 

The Senate passed the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 which includes provisions to introduce the new visa that will allow parents to visit their families in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years.

Mobile Consular Mission for Melbourne, Victoria

The Philippine Embassy is pleased to announce the details of the Mobile Consular Mission to Melbourne, Victoria:

Date: 14-18 January 2019 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Monastery Hall, St. Francis Pastoral Centre, 326 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Total slots: 640

Are you eligible for Medicare?

Operated by the Department of Human Services, Medicare is the primary founder of health care in Australia. It is the basis of Australia's health care system and covers many health care costs. Eligible patients of Medicare may elect to be treated as either a public or a private patient.

I am not an Australian Citizen. Am I Eligible for Medicare?

You might be eligible for Medicare health care benefits if you are living in Australia and are:

Melbourne’s Filipino Community

As what they say, Filipinos are all over the world. Because of their unique hospitality and care, it is undeniably true that most of the countries have Filipino immigrants. One of which is in Melbourne, Australia. Aside from California, which has been known with the most number of Filipino communities, Melbourne has also been considered and chosen by Filipinos to be their second place to live.  Melbourne has a thriving Filipino community and there are 5 reasons why they love to settle down in the city.

WA to implement Skilled Graduate occupation lists

The Western Australia Government has announced that it will be developing a new occupation list for Skilled graduates of WA universities.

High achieving education graduates - PhD, Masters, Honours and other higher degree graduates - will have a pathway to skilled migration, with priority consideration for State Nominated Migration. The introduction of this list is expected to also increase the number of international students choosing to study in WA.