About Us

We’re passionate about matching growth-hungry local businesses with Filipino graduates that are eager to improve their quality of life by building a career in Australia.

Why Us?

Our founder, Simon, has a wealth of experience in recruiting skilled workers from the Philippines, having been doing so for over a decade. Australian Travelmate was created to help Australian companies address staff shortages while also improving the lives of hardworking Filipinos.

We make it easy for businesses to access a growing pool of highly educated overseas workers. Our complete recruitment service includes not only sourcing candidates but also supporting them with Australian-standard education and helping them succeed in their roles.

The Filipino Staff Advantage

The Philippines is a top source for hiring skilled employees across a wide range of industries, and for good reason. Not only is it a country with a steady supply of highly educated and motivated graduates, but it is also the fourth largest English-speaking country in the world. This means that Filipinos are not only skilled and experienced in their field of work, but they also possess a strong command of the English language, which is a key asset in today’s globalized business environment.

Filipinos are known for being loyal, resilient and passionate employees who are dedicated to their work. They are not only skilled and experienced, but they are also able to work hard and stay calm under pressure, making them an ideal addition to any team. Additionally, they are eager to learn and grow, which means they are able to adapt to new roles and responsibilities quickly, making them valuable assets to any organization.

Our Process

Stage 1

Kick-Off Meeting

Our first conversation is all about clarifying your goals as a business owner hiring an overseas worker. This includes confirming the number of new employees you require and establishing the skill and education level for each.

If sponsorship is part of the conversation, we will also connect you with our immigration lawyer, who will provide additional support throughout the process where required.

Stage 2

Candidate Search

Next, we will either present you with a shortlist of our pre-screened candidates or start searching for your ideal fit through a targeted recruitment drive.

Stage 3

College Enrolment

If the candidate you select requires further training, we will support them in enrolling in an Australian-standard college or university course relevant to the desired vocation.

Stage 6

Contract Signing

Your partnership begins! You can choose to confirm employment and present your new hire with a contract to get started as part of the team.
Stage 5


Lastly, we set up a remote interview between you and your candidate, followed by an in-person interview once they arrive in Australia.

Stage 4

Visa and Travel

Our team handles the visa application before organising travel and accommodation arrangements upon approval. This makes the entire process hassle-free for both employer and employee.

Our People

Simon Priest


Simon has been hiring skilled workers from the Philippines for over a decade. He has first-hand experience of the immense value in recruiting warm, hardworking Filipino staff and is passionate about making a positive difference to the businesses and lives of those he supports.

Irene Rayat

HR Management

Irene’s expertise covers everything from the visa application process to finding accommodation and getting settled in Australia. She is also a great source of information about the Australian education system and the different career opportunities available to Filipino students.

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If you're a Filipino looking to work or study in Australia, we want to hear from you! Our team is here to help you navigate the process and make your dreams a reality. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for more information, we'd be happy to assist you.