Philippines Directory

Useful organisations, businesses and groups

Having access to crucial services and home comforts can be determine the success of a foreign posting. We have collectively spent significant time and effort in producing and maintaining this list of useful organisations, businesses and social groups that will help you enjoy your time in the Philippines. 

This directory is designed to give Australian and New Zealand expatriates some useful links and information when living in the Philippines. If you see any error or believe a useful link should be included, please let us know

Our directory is divided into various categories: 


Australian Embassy

Level 23 Tower 2

RCBC Plaza

6819 Ayala Avenue

Makati City



+63 2 757 8100

New Zealand Embassy

23rd floor

BPI Buendia Center

Senator Gil Puyat Avenue

Makati City



+63 2 891 5358


Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

ANZCHAM supports and promotes business relationships between the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, developing and maintaining a strong partnership and cooperation with people and industries that are instrumental in the growth and promotion of the economy, businesses and trade.

Philippines-Australia Business Council

PABC promotes trade, economic and technical cooperation and tourism between the Philippines and Australia and fosters friendship and understanding between the business communities of the Philippines and Australia.

Philippines-New Zealand Business Council

PNZBC promotes and fosters long term trade, economic and technical cooperation, tourism and cultural relations between the Philippines and New Zealand.

Expat Social Groups

American Women’s Club of the Philippines

AWCP is a support network for women living in countries different from their home country. AWCP hosts monthly meetings, newcomer's coffees and regular social events for the whole family.

British Women's Association Philippines

BWA is an international group, based in Manila, which hosts a range of social and charitable activities.

Maam Manila

Popular Facebook group for expatriate women in the Philippines. Membership is subject to approval and is open to expat women, locals who have repatriated, or locals with dual-citizenship.

Maam Manila Kids

MA’AM MANILA KIDS is a sub group exclusive to Ma’am Manila members. It is dedicated to all things parenting and for kids - particularly Third Culture Kids.

MADS Manila

The official MADS Manila (Moms and Dads support) Facebook group allows members to connect to join playgroups in the Metro Manila area, and provides a platform to share parenting information and concerns.

Makati & Manila Mums and Dads

A Facebook group to link mums of children in Manila and Makati. Offering support and recommendations for each other on all things family.

Manila Expat Sisterhood

A Facebook group described as a place of support and information for expat women in Manila.

Manila Expat Wives

A Facebook support group for expats in Metro-Manila and surroundings.

Museum Volunteers of the Philippines

The Museum Volunteers of the Philippines (MVP) aims to study the Philippines, setting it in its historical and Asian context, to provide voluntary assistance at local museums and to promote friendship and understanding within its international membership.

Cafes & Restaurants 


Great coffee & breakfast/brunch/lunch spot

GF Paseo 111 Building, Legazpi St, Makati

Map Link


Fine dining a few hours south of the city.

Purok 135 Barangay, Tagatay

Map Link


Really good coffee! 

Unit 1, Ground Floor, W City Center 7th Avenue, corner 30th St, Taguig

Map Link

Bake House

Bread, pastries and delicious cakes/desserts

Shangri-La The Fort Lobby Area, 30th St, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Website Link

Map Link

Balay Dakko/Terrazza

Filipino food that's great for new expats outside of the city.

E. Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay City

Map Link

Bar Pinxtos

Tapas & Wine, lunch or evening

3 locations: 

Alabang Map Link

Bonifacio Global City Map Link

Salcedo Village Map Link

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