Making a complaint

The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne takes all complaints of misconduct very seriously. This information is intended to help you if you wish to make a complaint, have been or are being abused or harassed by a member of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.

Victorian law provides that any adult with information on child sexual abuse must tell the Police: Crimes Act 1958, s327.

Making a complaint about clergy or church officers

Kooyoora Ltd has been appointed by the Melbourne Diocese to respond to all complaints of misconduct including sexual, physical, spiritual or emotional abuse by clergy or Church officers, including Regional Bishops. Kooyoora Ltd is an independent Professional Standards company which undertakes Professional Standards work for non for profit charitable entities. To learn how to contact Kooyoora Ltd and the process of making a complaint, please click here.

Making a complaint about the Archbishop

The Director of Episcopal Standards responds to all complaints of misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual, physical, spiritual or emotional abuse by the Archbishop. The Director is as independent as possible from the Diocese but is remunerated by the Diocese. To learn how to contact the Director and the process of making a complaint, please click here.

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