In 1989, The Philippines Australia Council in Support of the Filipino Women was established as a response to the growing number of Filipino women migrating to Australia. Its main purpose was to help these women in their settlement process. In 1995, the name was changed to Philippine Australian Community Services Inc to reflect the composition of Filipinos migrating to Australia under family stream migration. Through the settlement grants from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), PACSI is able to continue providing support and assistance to newly-arrived Filipino migrants.