We stand together as a community

In the aftermath of the devastating floods across NSW and QLD, we have seen our communities demonstrate courage and resilience.

The need in the community is ever-present but there have also been countless stories of kindness and strength.

Thank you for standing together with people in need until they can stand for themselves. Together, we can continue to overcome difficulty with hope and compassion.

 Kathryn Di Nicola Head of Policy and Advocacy

How do you find rest?

There is great weariness after loss and devastation across parts of our nation, and many of us yearn for rest and recovery.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28.

It is my prayer that, together, we can continue to help more vulnerable people and recover in a time of need.

Robyn Richardson (Rev) State Chaplain


Saving Julia’s family from homelessness

Like any loving parent, single mum Julia* is determined to give her five children the best chance in life. Skyrocketing living costs put Julia at risk of severe poverty. When she was on the cusp of homelessness, your support helped Julia’s family find a safe and affordable place to call home.

Read Julia’s story

Julia smiling and holding young daughter


Empowered and excited for the days ahead

Thanks to you, our teams can help young people who face disadvantages in life. Your gift helps people like 16-year-old Cory* navigate adulthood and guides them in their journey towards independence.

Thanks for helping me stay motivated during challenging times of COVID and isolation. - Cory, 16.

Read Cory’s story

Corey smiling whilst learning to drive a car


Sharing the warmth this winter

From knitted beanies to warm blankets and donations to our appeal, thank you for generously helping others brave the winter.

Knitted beanies and members of the beanie brigade

Missionbeat team wearing knitted scarves


Resilience and recovery in flood-affected areas

Months after the devastating flooding in Lismore, Sarah Sherlock, Area Manager of Northern NSW, reflects on the community’s recovery.

In February, we closed our Lismore office—within three days, the CBD was completely flooded. We saw some of the biggest levels on record.

Months after the devastating flooding in Lismore, Sarah Sherlock, Area Manager of Northern NSW, reflects on the community’s recovery.

Some of our staff had their homes affected, but everyone stepped up to help others. Their support for each other, our clients, and the wider community will never be forgotten!

Although the journey to recovery will be a long one, we are committed to helping people in need, and I am incredibly grateful and proud of our staff and our supporters for their ongoing care.”

Store room filled with flood relief goods


Thank you for helping advocate for vulnerable young Australians

Data collected from our Youth Survey 2021^ revealed the impacts of the pandemic on young people. Young people reported the following three areas of life as being negatively impacted by the pandemic:

Young people reported the following three areas of life as being negatively impacted by the pandemic:    68% participation in activities   62% education   50% mental health

Young people outside


Discovering the joy of giving back

From mentoring young men to leaving a gift in their Will, we are grateful for Peter and his wife Maria who continue to invest in a better future for others.

We want to help the most needy help themselves, get back on their feet and be independent. Mission Australia exists to do exactly that. - Peter, Mission Australia supporter.

Learn more

Supporters Peter and Maria smiling


Celebrating 160 years of Sydney City Mission

After 160 years, our Founding Purpose remains unchanged: we exist to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God. We stand together with Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves.

During the week commencing 11 July 2022, our staff will be marking Founding Purpose week. In celebration, step back in time with these incredible photos of Mission Australia, then known as Sydney City Mission.

Benjamin Short, founder 160 years ago

In 1867, Adelaide City Mission is founded

Perth City Mission founded in 1974

In 1979, The Sydney City Mission launches its iconic Missionbeat van

In 1996, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong City Missions as well as Hunter Mission unite to form Mission Australia. Brisbane City Mission joins Mission Australia in 1998.

After 160 years our Founding Purpose remains unchanged.

Learn more about our Founding Purpose


Every Australian should have a safe home

Every gift you give has a life-changing impact on the people we care for. This winter, will you extend your generosity to help mums like Melinda*?

Donate today

Melinda and her daughter living in their car

^Mission Australia and Orygen, Clusters of Covid-19 Impact: Identifying the Impact of Covid-19 on Young Australians in 2021.

*Names and images have been changed to protect the identity of the people we help.

 

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