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Gus Yearsley - Tasmanian State Director

Gus is involved with a number of chaplaincy roles across Tasmania, including disaster chaplaincy, airport chaplaincy in Hobart and Launceston, and police chaplaincy. As an ordained minister with Australian Christian Churches, he has broad ministry experience and is a pastor at Grace Church in Rokeby. Gus is passionate about chaplaincy and seeks to release qualified and accredited chaplains to support people in various organisations, workplaces and communities.

Office Details

Gus Yearsley
Tasmania State Director

[email protected]

0432 620 253

Regional Chaplains

Our Network is supported by a fantastic group of Regional Chaplains and we are building that network in TAS.  Over the next few months we will be strengthening these regional chaplains and providing you with the support you need. 

Chaplaincy Australia Tasmania

Our chaplaincy network across lutruwita/Tasmania is growing in size, influence and effectiveness as we build connections with chaplains in various locations and settings.

Christian chaplains (current and aspiring) are encouraged to join Chaplaincy Australia to help develop support networks and to access ongoing professional development opportunities.

Most of our ACC churches have at least one chaplain connected with them and contributing to the life of their local church.

Regional chaplains (north-west, north and south) will be appointed in 2022 to further strengthen chaplaincy networks. 



Mental Health First Aid Course

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist friends, family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This 2-day course will be faciliated by Pastor Ralph Estherby (National Director CA) who has wide experience in offering assistance to individuals in need of Mental Health support.  

This is a great professional development opportunity for chaplains and for members of the public who want to be able to render appropriate assistance. 


Course Details

If you are interested in booking into a course or you would like to enquire regarding hosting a course please contact Gus on 0432 620 253  


Contact the Tasmanian Team

If you are living in lutruwita/Tasmania and are interested in exploring chaplaincy and/or if you are interested in training opportunities, please contact us.

Which one of these people needs a Chaplain?

You might be in just the right place at the right time…  make a decision today to train up to be a chaplain today.  

Accreditation Process

Our Chaplaincy network across TAS is growing in size, influence and effectiveness. We are excited that you are considering becoming a part of it. To apply to become a Chaplain or a Chaplaincy Associate please complete our online application form from our Accreditations page.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact  the National Accreditations Secretary [email protected]

Network Support

Our aim is to care for people at their point of need, by communicating the love of Christ in a compassionate and practical way. Equipped with theological training and skills in pastoral care, chaplains minister to people facing deeply distressing and traumatic situations, enabling them to better cope with periods of instability.

If you are interested in becoming a Chaplain then we would love to assist you in your journey. If it is training that you require, Chaplaincy Australia in partnership with Alphacrucis College (AC) can provide you with Chaplaincy specific training that will equip you for this ministry.

If you are already a Chaplain and active within your community but looking for a Network of Chaplains to connect with then please make contact with your State office.

We are committed to supporting you through: 

  • Ongoing support and encouragement through connection with a Regional Chaplain
  • Regular professional development days
  • Annual Chaplaincy Conference
  • Facilitation of mandatory supervision
  • Opportunity to train up and be deployed as part of our Disaster Response Teams