In 1989, the Philippine Australian Council in Support of 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 (PACSI) to reflect the composition of Filipinos migrating to Australia under family stream migration. From then till now, PACSI continues to provide support and assistance to newly arrived and long-term Filipino migrants in Australia.