Our Works & Community

Apostleship of the Sea Australia

This organisation is a service of the Archdiocese of Sydney.


The Apostleship of the Sea is the apostolic work of the Catholic Church caring for the spiritual, social, and material welfare of all Seafarers regardless of colour, race or creed.

- Daily visitation of ships at Port Botany, Glebe, Balmain, Darling Harbour
- Communicating with and listening to seafarers
- Advocacy for seafarers suffering abuse onboard
- Provision of telephone onboard for seafarers to keep in touch with family
- Transport ashore for seafarers
- Assisting with food and clothing in times of need
- Facilitation of discussion groups onboard where problems exist
- Providing opportunities for Catholic seafarers to celebrate the sacraments
- Encouraging and facilitating prayer onboard
- Coordinating volunteers and their activities
- Visitation of seafarers in prisons and hospitals
- Communication with families
- Accompanying seafarers to courts, doctors and union offices
- Networking with Stella Maris workers in other Australian and International Ports

24 Hour Help line on the Australian Coast 1800 555 656
Stella Maris Brisbane 0419-197-096
Stella Maris Melbourne (03) 9629 7494
Contact: Ted Richardson, National & Regional Director; Sr Mary (Sydney Representative) Mob: 0418 724 713
Postal Address: PO Box 90, Wynnum QLD 4178
Telephone: (07) 3348 6629
Email: aosnat@bigpond.net.au
Website: http://www.stellamaris.asn.au