The Anglican Diocese of Ballarat takes all complaints of misconduct very seriously. This information is intended to help you if you wish to make a complaint, have been or are being abused or harassed by a member of the Anglican Diocese of Ballarat.
Victorian law provides that any adult with information on child sexual abuse must tell the Police: Crimes Act 1958, s327.
Making a Complaint Against Clergy
or Lay Church Workers
A Director of Professional Standards has been appointed by the Ballarat Diocese to respond to all complaints of misconduct including sexual, physical, spiritual or emotional abuse by clergy or lay church workers.
The Director of Professional Standards is as independent as possible to the Diocese of Ballarat but is renumerated by the Diocese.
The first step in making a complaint is to call the 24/7 messaging service below.
Director of Professional Standards
Ms Claire Sargent
1800 377 842
24/7 Messaging Service
PO Box 337, Canterbury, Vic. 3126
Making a Complaint Against
a Diocesan Bishop
The Director of Episcopal Standards responds to all complaints of misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual, physical, spiritual or emotional abuse by Diocesan Bishops. The Director is as independent as possible from the Diocese but is remunerated by the Diocese. To contact the Director of Episcopal Standards, please call the number below.
Director of Episcopal Standards
1800 997 747
PO Box 33144, Domain LP, Melbourne Vic. 3000