Chaplaincy of the Future – What will it look like?

We are pleased to present to you details of our 2019 Chaplaincy Conference!

If you attended our conference last year then hopefully you felt very cared for
as the theme was “Caring for the Carer”. We had so much positive feedback
which was fantastic!   Well, this year we are talking it to a whole new level!

We have chosen the beautiful location of Terrigal Beach for a time of refreshing, equipping, being inspired and networking. With the conference, workshops and
accommodation all in one place, you really can unwind and relax. Early
morning walks on the beach or coffee in one of the many beach side cafes will
be just some of the opportunities on offer. All this as well as investing in your
own personal growth and hearing about some of the latest developments in
chaplaincy for now and the future.

We also have some very exciting new initiatives to share with you.
Taking time out to care for yourself and be replenished is so important, and it is
essential when you are caring for others…
We would love for you to join us!

Ps Susan Marcuccio
CA NSW/ACT State Director

Chaplaincy Conference

The conference sessions this year will be focusing on the theme “Chaplaincy of the future”.  We will be looking at the current state of chaplaincy, the many changes in our society and what that will mean for chaplaincy in the future. 

While the sessions will be very practical and helpful for chaplains, we will also be exploring trends and future plans for the expansion of chaplaincy in Australia and beyond.

Many of the 26 different chaplaincy sectors will be highlighted and I’m sure you will be moved by hearing the incredible stories of these chaplains on the ground.  

Conference Expo

During the conference there will be an expo which will highlight many of the chaplaincy ministries across NSW/ACT as well as many valuable resources and training opportunities.  

If you would like to find out about having an expo table or about sponsorship follow the link below…

Professional Development Workshops

This year we are adding pre and post conference workshops to give you more professional development options.  These workshops will cover some important areas that have been frequently asked for, responding to and supporting those affected by loss, grief and trauma, and also responding and supporting those impacted by suicide. 

These workshops are suitable not only for chaplains but for anyone in the helping professions who would like to be better equipped to provide support while staying in their role. Make sure you also register for these.

Conference Program



Thursday 5 September 2019

1.00pm – 4.30pm – Pre Conference – Professional Development


Workshop – Responding to and supporting people affected by loss, grief & trauma


Presenter:  Ps Susan Marcuccio–NSW/ACTState Director, Chaplaincy Australia 


Full participation provides 3 hours professional development.


5.30pm Conference Registrations & Expo open

7.00pm– 9.00pm “Chaplaincy of the Future” Conference Session 1 

9.00pm – 10pm Supper (included) Expo open

Friday 6 September 2019

8.00am Registrations & Expo open

9.00am– 10.30am  “Chaplaincy of the Future” Conference Session 2

10.30amMorning Tea (included) Expo open

11.00am– 12.30pm“Chaplaincy of the Future” Conference Session 3

12.30pm – 1.30pm Full Buffet Lunch – Seasalt Restaurant (included) Expo open

1.30pm– 3.00pm “Chaplaincy of the Future” Conference Session 4

3.00pm – 3.30pm Morning Tea (included) Expo open

3.30pm– 5.00pm “Chaplaincy of the Future” Conference Session 5

Full participation Thurs night/Friday conference provides 7 hours professional development.

Saturday 7 September 2019

9.00am – 1.00pm – Post Conference Professional Development 

Workshop– Responding and supporting those impacted by suicide

 Presenter:  Ps Ralph EstherbyNational Director, Chaplaincy Australia


Full participation provides 3 hours professional development.


Venue:  Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific,

Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW 2260 



Please note accommodation is not included in conference or workshop registrations

 Crown Plaza Terrigal has offered a special conference rate for single, double and twin rooms for Chaplaincy Australia Conference delegates.  One full buffet breakfast is included.  Book directly with the hotel and mention Chaplaincy Australia.

Terrigal also has many other great accommodation options within walking distance at varying prices. 

 If you need any more information please contact us [email protected]