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:
Level 23 Tower 2
6819 Ayala Avenue
+63 2 757 8100
New Zealand Embassy
BPI Buendia Center
Senator Gil Puyat Avenue
+63 2 891 5358
Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
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.
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.
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.
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
Fine dining a few hours south of the city.
Purok 135 Barangay, TagatayMap Link
Really good coffee!
Unit 1, Ground Floor, W City Center 7th Avenue, corner 30th St, TaguigMap Link
Bread, pastries and delicious cakes/desserts
Shangri-La The Fort Lobby Area, 30th St, Taguig, Metro Manila, PhilippinesMap Link
Filipino food that's great for new expats outside of the city.
E. Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay CityMap Link
Tapas & Wine, lunch or evening
Alabang Map Link
Bonifacio Global City Map Link
Salcedo Village Map Link