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Welcome to the website of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.

The General Synod functions as a forum for the 23 Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia to consider and determine matters of common interest in the affairs of the Church, in the Church's engagement with society and concerning the welfare of our society.

On this website you can find an array of information about the wide range of activities of the General Synod and its Standing Committee, Commissions, Task Forces, Working Groups and other Committees.

Any information about Dioceses, Parishes and Anglican organisations is best obtained by contacting them direct (click here)​.




Eco Bishops Gathering
23 Feb 2015
Anglican bishops from some of the regions of the world most challenged by climate change are to meet in Cape Town next week to work out strategies for achieving climate justice…
Bishop Barbara Darling
16 Feb 2015
Bishop Barbara Darling, a pioneer of women’s ministry and the first woman to be consecrated a bishop in Victoria, has died, aged 67.
Public Affairs Commission Release
20 Jan 2015
2014 - Climate Change - Global Divestment Day 14 Feb 2015 - The Public Affairs Commission of General Synod offers a paper as a resource for Dioceses as they consider divestment action to address climate change...
Appointment of General Secretary
26 Dec 2014
As one ecclesiocrat moves on, a successor is appointed. Ms Anne Hywood will take up the role of General Secretary to succeed Martin Drevikovsky on 9 February 2015. The Primate's announcement to the General Synod Standing Committee follows:
16 Dec 2014
The terrible consequences of the siege in Sydney hit hard. We mourn with those who lost loved ones. We pray for healing for the injured.
New Bishop of Gippsland
12 Dec 2014
I write with the news that Bishop Kay has been elected by the Bishop Appointment Board to be the next Bishop of Gippsland.
The Sixteenth General Synod

The Sixteenth General Synod was held in Adelaide from 29 June – 3 July 2014. Its webpage may be accessed here.

To find service times at your local church or specific information for each Australian Anglican Diocese, please visit their websites here.

(The site also provides an authenticating gateway to the official sites of the Anglican Church of Australia).