Visiting Clergy and Religious

In order to carry out a public ministry in our Diocese, visiting Clergy and Religious are required to be compliant with both Civil Law and Church Requirements.

  • Towards Healing Declarations 45.6 and 45.7 – Church Requirement
  • Working with Children Check Number (from your state of appointment/residence) – Civil Law
  • Celebrant (International Visitors only) – Church Requirement

We ask visiting Clergy or Religious to forward the applicable documentation to the Chancery

If you have any further questions about our Diocesan requirements visiting Clergy or Religious please do not hesitate to contact Kathryn Nadin Ph: (02) 68539344


 WF Towards Healing & WWCC Requirements

 Towards Healing Declarations

Working with Children Check Number

A supply or visiting Priest or Religious who is a NSW resident must provide a NSW Employee WWCC number for verification by the Diocese.

If a supply or visiting Priest or Religious is an interstate resident then an interstate WWCC is permissible unless he/she works more than 30 days in NSW in a calendar year. The Priest or Religious must supply details of the interstate WWCC check to the Diocese and advise of the number of days worked in NSW in the current calendar year and where.


International Visitors are required to provide the Chancery with a Celebret.

Canon 903 A priest is permitted to celebrate the Eucharist, even if not known to the rector of the church, provided either that he presents commendatory letter, not more than a year old, from his own Ordinary or Superior, or that it can be prudently judged that he is not debarred from celebrating.

It is also necessary for the Towards Healing Declarations to be provided.