Spiritual Care Australia – ACT Branch

Spiritual Care Australia, ACT Branch


Purposes Spiritual Care Australia has the following objectives to:


  • Promote fellowship amongst its members;
  • Arrange periodic conferences;
  • Strengthen understanding among chaplains and others of the aims and functions of chaplaincy;
  • Conduct and encourage research in areas relating to chaplaincy;
  • Encourage education and maintain standards in pastoral care;
  • Conduct other activities related to chaplaincy as it sees fit.




The following are entitled to apply for membership of the Association:


  • Chaplains and Pastoral Care Practitioners who are ministering in agencies, institutions and areas which are acceptable for this purpose by the Association and whose chaplaincy ministries are endorsed by their respective Church authorities.
  • Membership is annual for the financial year by payment of the prescribed membership fee. The final date for payment of the membership fee is 30th June.



Pastoral Care Practitioner Continuing Education


Objective for the Continuing Education Program is to encourage and empower each other within a caring ministry, to provide best practice in clinical pastoral care and to aspire to our full potential.

Meetings The ACT Branch meets usually on the second Thursday of each month at Hughes Baptist Church {Groom Street, Hughes} for a Professional Development seminar for members and friends, starting with afternoon tea from 3:45 to 4:15 pm and followed by our meeting, closing by 5:45 pm.