Safe Church Communities

Safeguarding Our Faith Communities

The Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes values the dignity of every person. We are especially committed to ensuring the care, well-being and protection of children and vulnerable persons in our faith communities.

As a Diocese we abide by all child protection legislation, and our moral obligation is always to promote the safety and protection of children and vulnerable persons in our care.

We endeavour to create safe environments where everyone can participate freely and without fear in worship, prayer and learning.

Royal Commission Final Report

The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was delivered to the Governor-General of Australia and released on Friday 15th December 2017. The report can be accessed from the following link:

A joint media statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia on release of the Final Report.


Online Resources

Support Services

Adults Surviving Child Abuse

Phone: 1300 657 380

Beyond Blue

Phone: 1300 224 636


Phone: 1800 272 831


Phone: 1300 369 977


Phone: 13 11 14

Mens Line

Phone: 1300 789 978

Victims Access Line

Phone: 1800 633 063

Survivors & Mates Support Network

Phone: 02 8355 3711