Our people

A middle aged warehouse worker with his arms folded smilingOur people are at the centre of everything we do. Over 3,500 dedicated staff across Australia, together with thousands of volunteers, represent a vast team of people who are determined to make a difference.

Whether they are social workers, youth workers, counsellors, childcare workers, teachers, trainers, employment consultants, fundraisers or researchers - each makes a difference to hundreds of thousands of lives each year, and each plays their own special part, applying their unique skills to the pursuit of one, common goal:

To stand together with all Australians in need until they can stand for themselves

On the frontline, our support service workers walk alongside ordinary Australians struggling with generational disadvantage and complex challenges that limit their independence. They offer support in a range of environments. Some do their jobs from vans as part of mobile services that reach out to vulnerable youth and homeless people on our city streets.

Others work from service hubs that provide a range of programs to disadvantaged communities, while many more support job seekers from offices in our cities, suburbs and towns.

Behind the scenes, supporting our frontline staff, is a team ensuring the organisation’s efficiency. They look after our finances, property, vehicles and IT needs, and also help raise vital funds. In addition, our Chaplaincy team offers personal and spiritual support to members of the Mission Australia community.

Our leadership team

The Executive Committee provide professional management leadership that plans, organises and controls Mission Australia’s activities in pursuit of the organisational vision and objectives.

Mission Australia’s Board guides the organisation’s strategic direction, oversees management and ensures compliance with the organisation’s vision, mission and objectives.

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Our Patron

Mission Australia is honoured to have the Governor-General His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) as our Patron. More information about the Governor-General can be found at his official website.

Want to work for Mission Australia?

A career with Mission Australia can offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need.

A career with Mission Australia can offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need - See more at: http://staging1.missionaustralia.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=category&id=103:careers&Itemid=1010#sthash.mfkSiqA2.dpuf

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'