The Filipino-Australian Students Council of Victoria (FASTCO) is a network of Pinoy students and friends in Melbourne founded in 2012. Believing in the spirit of bayanihan and pakikipagkapwa-tao, we aim to foster ties among and provide support to students in Melbourne. All Filipino international students as well as local students with Pinoy roots are welcome to join.
To be a community representative of Filipino and Filipino-Australian students in Victoria committed to the cultural values of ‘bayanihan’ and ‘pakikipagkapwa.’
Serve as an avenue for meaningful information and fellowship among Filipino and Filipino-Australian students in Victoria and other relevant stakeholders.
Membership is open to all Filipino international students as well as local students with Pinoy roots who are currently enrolled in any of the universities, post-secondary schools, and training institutions of Victoria (TAFE). FASTCO also welcomes individuals who are no longer students (Associate Members) but are interested in engaging with students.
Access to all of FASTCO’s network, friends, and community
Free admission to all social events
Free admission to the Learning & Wellness activities
Free admission to the Annual International Research Forum on the Philippines
Concession rates to FASTCO’s trips
Priority registration to all FASTCO programs
Student - for individuals currently enrolled in an educational institution in Victoria ($10/ year)
Associate - non-students/individuals interested in joining the Council and helping current students ($15/ year)