Safe Ministry

As Archbishop, I am committed to ensuring that the Diocese, including its parishes and congregations, complies with these standards and I would like to assure you of the Diocese’s commitment to help and support you in that regard.

– Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Philip Freier

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Safe Ministry Toolbox


As a community walking in Jesus’ footsteps, we follow this command, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbour as yourself.” (Deut 6:5, Matt 22:37, Luke 10:27) God calls us to love and minister to vulnerable and marginalised people – these are people who need special care, protection and support.

The Anglican Church of Australia within the Diocese of Melbourne is committed to child safe practice. The safety and the wellbeing of children and vulnerable people are embedded in policies and practices which reflect a commitment to zero tolerance of abuse.

The policies, information and resources below form a toolkit for parishes, congregations and individuals within the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne for facilitating safe ministry.

Latest News
& Updates

Stay up to date with the latest safe ministry information


How to make a complaint

Support &

Information for survivors of abuse about support & redress options.


  • Clearance for Ministry (Clergy)
  • Clearance for Service (Lay)

Child Safe


Information about Victoria’s eleven new Child Safe Standards as at 1.7.22


Parish & Congregation

Tools, forms and templates for Parishes & Congregations


Safe Ministry Training for Clergy and Lay Church Workers and Volunteers





Key documents including translations

  • Code of Conduct
  • Safe Ministry Policy
  • Child Safety Guidelines
  • Statement of Commitment


Please check the resources above and the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page for answers to safe ministry questions.

If you still have a question, please email for assistance.

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