Anglican Long Service Leave Fund

The Church established the Anglican Long Service Leave Fund in 1966 by Canon of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia to provide a benefit to a participant’s diocese/organisation to help it meet the cost when a participant takes a period of long service leave.

The Fifteenth General Synod in 2010 passed the Long Service Leave Canon 2010. This Canon came into effect on 1 January 2015 replacing the Long Service Leave Canon 1992 following assent by all Dioceses in 2014. 

The Seventeenth General Synod in 2017 passed amendments to the Long Service Leave Canon 2010. These amendments came into effect on 2 October 2017 and apply from 1 January 2018. 

Long Service Leave Board

The Long Service Leave Board, as constituted under Part II of the Long Service Leave Canon 2010, meets quarterly throughout the year to receive and to consider various Fund matters including the Fund’s administration, the investment of Fund monies, actuarial and other reports, and to consider matters relevant to the Fund’s operation.

The members of the Long Service Leave Board (the Board) as at 31 December 2017 were as follows:

Bishop Allan Ewing (House of Bishops)
Reverend Robert Weekes (House of Clergy)
Reverend Dr Andrew Ford (House of Clergy)
Mr James Flavin (House of Laity)
Mr Douglas Marr (House of Laity)
Mr Allan Thomson (House of Laity)
Mr Christopher Nelson (House of Laity)

Fund Administration

The Fund is administered by the General Synod Office of the Anglican Church of Australia, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the Fund.  To view the Long Service Leave Fund Privacy Policy, please click here.


The Fund’s monies are invested in an investment portfolio managed by Pendal Group Limited (previously BT Investment Management Limited). It is comprised of a mix of sustainable assets that is expected to provide a balance of investments across a range of asset classes and to produce a reasonably stable rate of investment earnings in future years.

The suitability and performance of the Fund’s investments is monitored jointly by the Board, the General Synod Investment Committee and an external asset consultant of the Fund.


If you are a participant of the Long Service Leave Fund, please contact your diocese or participating organisation for further information.

For all other enquiries, please contact the Fund Administrator via email or on (02) 8267 2700.