Chaplaincy support

Army Chaplain on deployment in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Chaplains play a unique role within the Australian Army by enhancing military capability through the religious ministry and pastoral care they offer members and their families, and the advice and support given to commanders within Australia and on operations overseas.

Chaplains play a unique role within the Australian Army by enhancing military capability through the religious ministry and pastoral care they offer members and their families, and the advice and support given to commanders within Australia and on operations overseas.

Chaplains provide essential counselling and support both mentally and spiritually to Army personnel across all faiths and to those of no religious affiliation.

Attention to the spiritual needs of members of the Army is regarded as a matter of the highest importance, and where a serving member is of a faith group not represented in chaplaincy because of limited numbers of adherents, efforts can be made to seek advice and religious support at a local level.

Army Chaplains provide opportunities for worship (corporate or individual and by meeting the needs of the various faith groups, such as Sunday morning church services, Anzac Day services, deaths and baptisms), pastoral care (the care of individuals or groups in any number of personal situations) and character and personal development (teaching ethics, or ‘life skilling’ for example).

Army recognises the significance of religious faith in people’s lives and upholds the freedom of religious practice. Defence personnel are encouraged to practice their beliefs according to their freedom of choice.

If you or a member of your family requires the support of one of our chaplains please call the telephone number of the chaplain nearest to you:

Adelaide:
0419 823 743

Albury:
0409 603 308

Brisbane:
0437 254 487

Cabarlah:
0438 173 847

Canberra (Other than RMC and ADFA):
0420 996 367

ADFA (Canberra):
0407 207 833

RMC (Canberra):
0428 608 316

Canungra:
0419 721 323

Darwin:
0427 713 963

Melbourne:
0427 828 433

Oakey:
0419 683 936

Perth:
0418 685 537

Puckapunyal: 
0438 367 863

Singleton:
0413 021 330

Liverpool:
0407 404 453

Sydney Metro:
0418 668 503

Tasmania: 
0477 352 246

Townsville:
0458 473 842

Wagga Wagga (Kapooka):
0429 950 250

Please note: SMS / text messages CANNOT be received by these on-call phone numbers. DO NOT SMS / text these numbers. Voice communication only.

Read more about the Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department