We have chaplaincy services at the Newcastle, City precinct and Central Coast campuses. Chaplains offer compassionate help and support UoN's spiritual life.


We have chaplaincy services at both the Newcastle and Central Coast campuses. Chaplains offer compassionate help in all situations and support the spiritual life of the University. You do not need to belong to a religious group to see a chaplain. We provide a welcoming, supportive environment where tea and coffee is always available.

Chaplains are experienced, credentialed, religious-workers who are authorised by their faith tradition to provide support and guidance. They are not paid staff but hold a permanent place at the University. Our chaplains also have roles in their church communities and in the wider community off-campus.

Support offered by chaplains includes:

  • providing pastoral care, regardless of your religious affiliation
  • helping in making life-direction/vocational decisions
  • regular study groups
  • fostering a life-long exploration in spirituality, both in experience and intellectually
  • helping with any situations of religious disrespect
  • contributing to community building, equity, justice and peace making on campuses
  • offering services as neutral person(s) in reconciliation of conflict
  • encouraging interfaith relationships as a way of supporting the holistic development of leadership in students and staff, and to combat ignorance, build shared understanding and build peace
  • Justice of the Peace services

Chaplains at Newcastle campus (Callaghan)

Chaplains at Central Coast campus (Ourimbah)

Our chaplains are authorised by both the University and the chaplain's sponsoring denomination. For more information see:

  • Code of Conduct for University Chaplains (PDF 27.3KB)
  • Guidelines for the appointment of University chaplains (PDF 49.3 KB)