Celebrating FILCCA’s 30 Years Anniversary

FILCCA 30th Anniversary

Please click here to play the FILCCA's Commemoration Video Premieres.

Today marks a significant milestone celebration in the life of FILCCA, its members and the communities it served during the past 30 years and is still going strong. FILCCA continues to be the peak national body representing the needs and concerns of Filipinos in Australia.

This commemoration video is our way of reminiscing the community events held in each state and territory as part of FILCCA activities and celebrations since its establishment in 1990. The memories and successes continue to stay in our hearts.

Congratulations to all state councils and their affiliate associations for the relentless community spirit and togetherness in building relationships and better communities, for all their achievements and for raising the Filipino profile in Australia.

Mabuhay FILCCA!

FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

The 16th FILCCA National Conference, scheduled for October 2020 in Adelaide has been formally postponed as a result of COVID-19.

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021 in response to the current economic climate, travel restrictions, and the immediate challenge of supporting Filipinos in Australia through recovery from the pandemic.

“Our priority has to be supporting Filipinos and the wider Australian community recover from the impact of COVID-19 and prioritising the health, wellbeing and economic participation of our community” said FILCCA President Carmen Garcia

The 16th National Conference will now be held on 15-17th October 2021 in Adelaide, South Australia, where we hope we can further showcase the resilience of our community and our collective impact in contributing to the social and economic recovery from COVID-19.
2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of FILCCA and the Executive will continue to work with State Councils in commemorating this important event achieved at the hands of the tireless efforts of community leaders and volunteers.

“We have a responsibility to recognise all of the community leaders, volunteers and friends of the Filipino community who have played an integral role in advancing the needs and interests of our community – those who have and continue to drive the social and economic prosperity for all in Australia. We will find a way to ensure this important milestone in FILCCA’s history is celebrated.” said Garcia

Further, due to these developments, the current FILCCA Executive term has been extended until October 2021 where an election will be held at the National Conference in Adelaide.

We hope that by holding the conference in 2021, we will be able to ensure the participation and inclusion of as many Filipinos and our supporters who understandably face many other priorities and responsibilities at the present time.

Media Enquires:
Carmen Garcia, National President FILCCA 0411 289 263
Cecilia Flores, Public Relations Officer, FILCCA 0433 990 098 

Message to the Filipino Community

As Australians all over the country are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusting to a different lifestyle, we, at FILCCA, extend our deepest thoughts and support to one and all. The community’s welfare and well-being are utmost in our minds.

We are now living in uncertain times that have fundamentally changed the way we live and do business and now more than ever, we need to dig deep into our resilience and values for our families, businesses and communities. These times call for us to support and come together in solidarity and strength as Filipinos - let us fight this virus and save lives by adhering to the restrictions and measures, by staying at home, by social/physical distancing, and by isolating or quarantining ourselves if need be. Drawing on the resilience and community spirit which are the hallmark traits of our people. Most of all, let us say a prayer that this pandemic will soon be over. Keep safe and healthy of mind, body and spirit.

You are not alone, and it isn’t anyone’s fault – so keep that in mind, alongside the reminder that this isn’t permanent, and we will get through this, together.

Please contact your State Council leaders or any of the FILCCA Board Members if you need more information or assistance.

Filipinos in Need – if you know of anyone needing help, please reach out, now is the time to be united and offer support to all who need it. Please be mindful of our older Filipinos and offer assistance in helping them stay isolated and connected with each other in accordance with social distancing rules.

The below websites provide COVID-19 updates and advisory in states and territories. Please navigate the sites to access guidance and advice during this health crisis.