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The Consular Section can provide a list of English speaking lawyers should you require legal assistance. We do not become involved in private legal matters.
If you are arrested in the Philippines, you are entitled to have access to your Consular representative. This right is yours under international law. If you are arrested or detained, you should immediately ask to be put in touch with the Embassy. We will visit you as soon as possible.
It is important that you contact us as soon as possible after an arrest so that we can help you.
We will contact your family, if you want us to do so. We will not contact your family unless you request it.
We can help you have money sent to you from Australia.
Give you legal advice
Pay legal fees or fines
For detailed information on your rights and the role of the Embassy in matters of this kind please click here http://www.dfat.gov.au/consular/gaolos.html
For further information please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Hints for Australian travellers at http://http://www.dfat.gov.au/consular/hints.html