Hi, Lade from the Philippines. I am currently applying for a Subclass 600, Visitor visa-tourist stream for my mother. All her requirements are complete and Form 1419 is already filled up. My brother who is an Australian citizen has been aiding us with her application. All I need is to lodge it. But in checking the website for the Australian Embassy in the Philippnes, they direct you to a visa application center, VFS Global, when you are lodging a visa. Is there any way I can lodge it myself without going thru a vac? I know they charge extra for their services. I have had several family members and friends who went to Australia for a holiday months ago and they did not go thru VFS Global. I cant seem to find any number or link other than the VFS Global link. Thanks!