The Philippines, officially The Republic of the Philippines is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Australia and the Philippines have a long history of bilateral cooperation. Australia and the Philippines have growing people-to-people links through trade, investment, cultural exchange, education, tourism and migration. Significant numbers of Filipinos have immigrated to Australia since the 1960s and Filipinos remain one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in Australia.
The Philippines relationship with Darwin is particularly strong, welcoming inbound government and business delegation in April 2017, resulting in closer education ties between the Territory and Negros Occidental. The Filipino community is one the largest multicultural groups in the Northern Territory and according to the 2016 Census, there are almost 6000 Philippines-born residents throughout the Northern Territory. Students from the Philippines form one of the largest groups of international students in the Northern Territory. As of November 2017 there were 223 Filipinos studying in the NT – a majority in university courses or Vocational Education and Training.
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trading
Northern Territory’s Multicultural Contacts
Filipiniana Senior Citizens Association
- President: Ms Elsinore Barretto 0419 866 425
Mabuhay Multicultural Association of Alice Springs
Katherine Filipino-Australia Association of the NT