Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies, and much more.

We’re generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of Australians just like you, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.

Our goal

Our goal is to reduce homelessness and strengthen communities across Australia.

Our purpose

Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God. 

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Our strategic plan

Driven by our purpose and led by our values, 3 strategic directions guide our organisation as we pursue our goal:

Our voice

Generate support and effect social change as a courageous voice and advocate for people in need

Our services

Grow and shape evidence based services to achieve the greatest positive change for the most marginalised and disadvantaged

Our enablers

Enhance collaboration to enable and sustain the impact of our work and organisation

Our values

Our core values underpin all that we do. They are:

Compassion

We are sensitive, understanding and caring in our service of all people.

Integrity

We are honest, accountable and transparent in our work and relationships.

Respect

We treat people as we ourselves expect to be treated, offering love, acceptance and a voice of support in the face of life’s challenges.

Perseverance

We are dedicated to serving people and helping them overcome the challenges they face, no matter how hard it is.

Celebration

We recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of the people we help, volunteers, supporters and staff.

Our services

Homelessness and social housing support

We believe everyone should have access to safe, secure housing. Your support helps people experiencing or at risk of homelessness find and remain in stable accommodation, providing essential privacy and dignity. We give ongoing assistance to help people maintain housing long-term.

Children, youth, families and communities

All children deserve a happy, healthy start to life, and all mums and dads need support to be the best parents they can be. Your support helps families overcome complex challenges to ensure that children can blossom and parents feel connected to a caring community.

Mental health, alcohol and other drugs

Addictions and dependencies are very difficult to break without the right assistance. Your support allows us to work holistically with people to understand the reasons behind their struggles, help them through tough times, and plan the path forward for healthy, fulfilling lives.

Disability inclusion and support

Disabilities affect millions of Australians every year. We believe that whether disabled or not, this shouldn't prevent a person from being an active member of their community or enjoying satisfying work and independence. Your support helps people chase their dreams.

Employment, skills and training

We help Australians of all ages who experience barriers to employment to gain the skills to find and keep a job. Your support can change the life of a jobseeker, improving their financial situation, social life and sense of self-worth.

Other services

We equip people to manage their finances and also help people interacting with the justice and corrections system.