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Australian Volunteer Emergency Chaplaincy Alliance

Our Purpose

  • Connect the leaders of state and territory disaster recovery chaplaincy networks.
  • Connect with governments, ecumenical councils and other groups to extend the work of disaster and emergency chaplaincy response in Australia

Be a Peak Body and Point of Reference in relation to:

  • The Commonweatlh Government
  • Funding bodies
  • Emergency Volunteer Forums 

Terms of Reference

  1. As a network of the National Council of Churches, AVECA agrees to operate in accordance with the NCCA Constitution, in particular s23 which outlines the responsiblities of Commissions and Networks
  2. AVECA will also apply the NCCA Public Statements policy, (Policy an Procedure on Public Statements & the Media Adopted in Principle as a Working Document by the NCCA Executive -June 2005)
  3. Meet on an annual basis
  4. Share resources, ideas and lessons
  5. Facilitate cooperation and support between states and territories in regards to emergency management chaplaincy 1. 
  6. Advocate nationally on behalf of State and Territory Emergency Management Chaplaincy
  7. Develop national standards, policy, protocols and approach to the provision of pastoral care in community-wide emergencies specifically:
    1. Training and accreditation
    2. Code of ethics

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1. This term encapsulates Disaster Recovery and Emergency Chaplaincy within the state and territory emergency management arrangements. It does not include military or combat agency chaplaincy (ie. formalised chaplaincies to groups such as Fire, Police, SES or Ambulance personnel). 


Member's Contact Details

   Jurisdiction   Name Email Phone
VCCx200  Victoria

Stuart Stuart

(VCCEM) 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0447 012 561
TASx200  Tasmania

Gus Yearsley

(TCCEM)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  0432 620 253
NSW DRCNx200  NSW

Stephen Robinson

(DRCN)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  0412 820 848
   ACT

Sue Miller

(ACTDRCN)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0414 884 954
SAx200  SA

Wendy Perkins

(D&RMSA)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0408 896 220
   Queensland Linda Hamill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0434 027 077
ERCS Logox200  NT Dale Chesson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0417 562 292
Geoff Kuchel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0413 049 193
  WA David Jackson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0438 418 303

 


Interim Secretary - Stephen Robinson

Interim Chair  - Stuart Stuart