Chaplains offer compassionate help in all situations and support the spiritual life of the University community –­ but you do not need to belong to a religious group to see a chaplain.

Chaplains are experienced, credentialed, religious workers who are authorised by their faith tradition to provide support and guidance.

Campus contacts

  • Phone: (02) 4921 5571
  • Monday to Friday between 9am and 3.30pm, at least one chaplain will be available to offer guidance and assistance.
  • The chaplaincy centre at Callaghan Campus is located in the V building in room G03.
  • Chaplains are also available in theNewcastle City precinct on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9am and 3.30pm.
  • Appointments are not necessary unless you wish to see a chaplain of a particular faith.
  • Phone: (02) 4348 4036
  • A chaplain is usually on campus Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 3.30pm
  • Our chaplain's office is located in the Student Support Unit

Faith and spiritual support

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
  • providing a welcoming, supportive environment where tea and coffee is always available
  • Justice of the Peace services
  • connections to locally-based religious communities

    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.