PHILIPPINE CONSULATE QUEENSLAND
The Philippines and Australia established diplomatic ties on 22 May 1946.
The Philippine Honourary Consulate Queensland are staffed by passionate volunteers including our Honourary Consul. They freely impart their expertise and time to provide a range of Consular Services to Philippine citizens, Australians and other nationals.
While Honourary Consular Offices are able to offer a range of services, Passport application and renewal may only be served by full Philippine Consular offices in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.
On 08 August 2022, H.E. Ma. Helen B. dela Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, Administered the Oath of Office to Atty. Sheryll L. Gabutero as Philippine Honourary Consul to Queensland, under the Consular jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, to serve more that 70,000 Filipinos in Queensland. After a brief closure, it officially opened on 01 September 2022.
Our office also enjoys a vital and dynamic collaboration with the large Filipino and Australian community in Queensland.
Atty. Sheryll Lucelle Gabutero
Honorary Consul a.h.
BA, LLB, GradDip LP (QUT), LLM
“The Honorary Consul is responsible for promoting and protecting the interests of the Philippines in Queensland. It is also her duty to protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipino citizens in her Consular jurisdiction.” ~ Philippine Embassy, Canberra
Sheryll is the Founder and Principal Director of the boutique law firm Trinity York Legal. She has over 12 years of experience in both the private and public practice, graduated from QUT Legal Practice in 2008. She completed her undergraduate in Laws and International Relations and completed her Masters in Laws in 2013, focusing on Commercial and Property Law from QUT. She’s a member Golden Key International Honour Society.
A former student and Prefect for John Paul College in Daisy Hill, at the young age has always been interested in helping others and serving the community. Sheryll was a Youth Parliamentarian for Springwood in 2004. She interned as a research technician with the International Criminal Tribunal in 2006. Sheryll performed a brief stint with the Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines) under the Undersecretary of International and Economic Relations in 2007.
Starting originally in public practice with the Director of Public Prosecution. She also appeared in Supreme Court, District Magistrates Courts, Federal Circuit Courts, Family Courts and Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunals around Brisbane and Ipswich.
Sheryll has always been focused in assisting and aiding the locals. Her busy professional life, juggling managing and practicing in her law firm, does not stop her passion for serving the community. She’s a remarkable force soldiering on for the good of the Filipino Community in Queensland.