The Filipino Australian is a media website, and a member website of Australia’s Philippine-related award-winning website, that provides online news services with focus on the Filipinos in Australia, the Filipino-Australian community and events in Australia, in the Philippines or in other countries with impact on the Filipino Australian community.

Opening issue - The Filipino Australian
Opening issue - The Filipino Australian

The Filipino Australian operates under the domain names,,,,,,, and

The website officially opened, and succeeded emanila’s News Section, on 12 June 2005 with its maiden frontpage presented in a simple ceremony before Filipino-Australian community leaders and Philippine Government officials in Australia.

Management and Accreditation

The media website is managed by Team Emanila led by emanila’s founder, Romeo Z. Cayabyab as Editor and Publisher. Mr Cayabyab is a member of the Australian Journalists Association / Media Alliance, and National Press Club of Australia.

The Filipino Australian is also accredited as a media outlet by Philippine and Australian government agencies and authorities, corporates, sports organisations, and other information sources including Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship. In January 2014, The Filipino Australian was accredited by APIA International Sydney to cover the January 2014 international tennis tournament in Sydney.

In November 2007, The Filipino Australian news site opened its doors to emanila members and users giving them access to post their news stories and articles. The news site has thus become an online community in the tradition of other emanila websites like, and/or member-driven online emanila communities.


The Filipino Australian is a private undertaking. It welcomes sponsorship and advertisements from businesses, government agencies and other institutions.

To avail of our cost-effective advertising packages and to obtain information on our site traffic, unique visits, general profile of our visitors, and rate cards, please contact us using our online contact form.

You can also contact us by post and by phone:

Post: PO Box 452, Kingswood, NSW 2747 Australia
Tel (Australia): 1300 631 663
Tel (International): +61 416 150546