Welcome to Mabuhay Straya

Mabuhay Straya is a virtual Cultural Gallery of the Philippine Embassy in Australia. We provide online resources curated by the Embassy for the Filipino and Australian community and anyone who is interested to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.

We invite you to explore this webpage for videos, photos and activities on Filipino cuisine, art, tourism, economy, language and many more.


Celebrating our Maritime Advocates

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joins the celebration of Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month #MANAMo2022 with the theme, “Our Seas, Our Livelihood, Our Life Source: A Whole-of-Nation Approach Towards Raising Maritime and Ocean Awareness” in the month of September. The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines also adopted the sub-theme, “Philippines as an Archipelagic State: UNCLOS@40,” to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Maritime cooperation is among the pillars of the Philippine Australia Comprehensive Partnership. As two maritime nations, the Philippines and Australia work together in protecting and preserving our marine resources and in promoting maritime security.

This month, the Philippine Embassy celebrates our maritime advocates in the Philippines and Australia who support the longstanding friendship and people-to-people linkages between our two countries.


Today’s Filipino Australian Women

The Embassy of the Philippines launched the e-book “Today’s Filipino Australian Women” at the Embassy’s Cultural Gallery during National Women’s Month 2022.

The book is built from the Embassy’s social media campaign since 2019 giving Filipino-Australian women a platform to share their stories in their own words. The Embassy is honored to play a part in telling their stories which empower and inspire us all to strive for more. We hope you will find inspiration from this book to articulate your own stories and to uplift women around you.

We hope you will find inspiration from this book to articulate your own stories and to uplift women around you.

This was developed in partnership with the Philippines’ Department of Tourism in Sydney to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Australia.

Welcome to the Philippines!