The Registrar has prepared a simplified guide for parish council members as to the role of a parish council and their individual responsibilities.

It will not replace the Parochial Government Act or any other Acts of the Synod but hopefully will be an easy to understand resource to the most commonly used parts of our legislation as well as introducing some good practice governance principles.

At present this is in circulation with Parish Councils for feedback.

You can download a copy of the guide here << Parish Council Guide Feb 2019 >> and send any feedback to the Registrar, Peter Jarvis:

You can find all our current legislation and policies in the Resource section of this website under Governance.

Professional Standards 

1800 377 842 [1800 DPS VIC].

A Director of Professional Standards has been appointed to respond to all complaints of abuse by clergy and Church workers.

Episcopal Standards 

1800 997 747.

Episcopal Standards complaints may be made against the Bishop of a Diocese. This is different to a Professional Standards complaint.