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The Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia.  It recognises the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their continuing connection to land and sea.  We pay our respects to Indigenous Elders both past and present and the importance of their leadership in the future of our nation.

About the Diocese

The Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn was first established as a separate diocese (the Diocese of Goulburn) in 1863.

The Diocese is, under the care and authority of the Bishop, the unit of organisation of this Church for carrying out its mission and ministry within the geographical area of the Diocese. It is a rich and diverse diocese, including all of the ACT and the south-eastern corner of NSW, extending as far as Wagga Wagga in the west and Marulan in the north.

We minister to people in rural, regional and city areas.

Ministry Units of the Diocese include 59 Parishes and specialist ministries such as Basement Ministries, Open Sanctuary and Lanyon Valley.

The Diocese has eight Anglican schools and numerous agencies including Anglicare, St. Marks National Theological Centre and the Anglican Investment and Development Fund (AIDF).

St. Marks is a theological college and resource centre linked to Charles Sturt University and the AIDF is a small but growing financial body. The Diocese is also involved in running Burgmann College at ANU and St Martin's College at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. The Diocese also has a direct partnership with the Little Company of Mary, delivering significant aged care services through The Forrest Centre in Wagga Wagga.

The Diocesan Office is located in Canberra. It works to maintain effective communication with Diocesan entities and assist the overall strategic development of the Anglican Church in the Canberra and Goulburn region.

The Anglican Church and its agencies operated a number of children’s homes and institutions across NSW since 1870. To find more information, see (all services).




Latest Positions Vacant

  • School Chaplain - Canberrra Girls Grammar School

    Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is currently seeking applications for the position of School Chaplain. This is a full-time, ongoing position to commence as soon as possible. The Chaplain is responsible to the Principal for the development of the spiritual and pastoral life of the School.

    CGGS is an independent Anglican school founded in 1926, with a current enrolment of approximately 1600 students across an Early Learning Centre (ELC), Junior School and a Senior School.

    The successful applicant will be an ordained Anglican priest and have experience teaching in a school.

    Strong pastoral skills and an understanding of the developmental character and needs of children and adolescents are essential.

  • Senior Desktop Technician

    Canberra or Goulburn

    Anglican Diocesan Services (ADS) is the principal provider of HR services to the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn, encompassing the Property Trust, Parishes, Anglican Investment Development Fund, Synergy Youth, Anglicare Campsites and Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT.

    ADS is looking for the right person to fill the role of Senior Desktop Technician. The successful applicant will be one of a team of motivated IT specialists providing a broad range of services to its clients. This role can be based in the ACT or Goulburn NSW.

  • Positions in the Diocese of Rockhampton

    The Diocese of Rockhampton in Central Queensland, Australia, offers exciting opportunities for ministry.

    Covering an area of 800,000 square kilometres from tiny outback communities, mining towns and regional centres we are looking to the future confident in God’s plan for the church in this region.

    We are embarking on a Mission Action Plan seeking to train and resource people for mission and ministry and are looking for expressions of interest from women and men who are confident in their faith, gifted in managing change and excited by the challenge of serving God in Central Queensland.

  • Anglicare positions

    Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:

    Club 12/25 - Full-time, Fixed Term Contract

    St Saviours – Sydney (Liverpool)
    Full-time / Fixed Term for 3-6 months

    Full-time Fixed Term
    (12 months with possible extension)

    Foster Care Bega
    Casual Staff Required

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