Who are we?

Chaplaincy Australia is a National Department of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) who are committed to communicating the Christian faith in a hands-on, compassionate and meaningful way.

Chaplaincy Australia is the national Chaplaincy Network of the ACC linking Chaplains together with common objectives, practice, training and support.

Our Chaplains are represented by a broad spectrum of nationalities, backgrounds, ages and localities from within the Australian Christian Churches. They are purposely trained men and women with a passionate commitment to serve their community with care.

Ministry Statement

To provide resources to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of all people, without discrimination, and in every field of life, throughout the states of Australia. To work in conjunction with the Local Church, using the Chaplaincy Ministry as a tool to minister to local communities.

Chaplaincy Services

Chaplains endeavour to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of your employees or members and can offer directive assistance and referral to areas such as:

  • Counselling services
  • Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation programs
  • Emergency food care
  • Relational Counselling
  • Loss and Grief Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Financial Advisory Service
  • Youth Care Programs
  • Employment Training
  • Aged Care Services

Our chaplains will make a significant contribution to your marketplace, being a positive influence and offering measured support and genuine help.

What is required to appoint a Chaplain to my Organisation? We welcome you to contact your State office for more information.

In most cases no charge or fee is required by Chaplaincy Australia. However we sincerely appreciate your gifts towards our ministry. If you are interested in making a donation to Chaplaincy Australia please click here for more information.

Our Mission is to:


Discovering future chaplains in the local church


Developing and training chaplains


Deploying chaplains into the community


Once trained and accredited, Chaplains and Associates are ready and equipped for deployment… deployment into any area of Chaplaincy! For some it will be schools, hospitals, sports teams, homeless shelters, Aged Care Facilities, Prisons and Juvenile Justice Facilities or other community groups. The truth is, the opportunities are endless… Where ever there is a group of people, a Chaplain can be deployed.

Whenever possible, Chaplaincy Australia is committed to informing our Network of any Chaplaincy positions that are being advertised. Our hope is that as many as are trained and accredited will also be deployed into an area of Chaplaincy where they can best use the skills they have obtained. Make sure you log in on a regular basis to find out any jobs that are being advertised.

Being accredited with Chaplaincy Australia also provides the unique opportunity for Chaplains and Associates to be deployed as part of our Disaster Response.

This is done on a voluntary basis and requires accredited Chaplains and Associates to undergo some specific disaster response training. For any accredited members who are interested in becoming a part of our Disaster Response Deployment Teams please contact your local State Director to register your interest and commitment to undergo the specific training.