Defence Chaplaincy

Australian Defence Force Chaplains

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Chaplains provide a wide-ranging ministry of pastoral support and care to Defence members. Chaplains provide a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and a helping hand when needed. Chaplains listen to, support and assist the Defence member to achieve what is best for them and their family — at work and at home.

Anglican Chaplains

ADF Anglican Chaplains are ordained and authorised Anglican priests, licensed by both the Anglican Defence Force Bishop and the Anglican Church Southern Queensland Bishop. This means that Anglican Chaplains are able to provide religious services in military contexts as well as in local parishes or for other Diocesan ministries. They also work ecumenically with other denominational Chaplains across Defence. Chaplains facilitate religious and spiritual ministry for all ADF members, and give timely and compassionate pastoral care to all such members and their families.


If you want to know more about ADF Anglican Chaplaincy, or are interested in becoming a Defence Chaplain, then please contact your nearest Anglican Chaplain for an appointment and an initial conversation. Alternatively, go to the Defence Recruiting and the Defence Anglican websites and follow the links.

Anglican Chaplains are located in the following ADF establishments within Brisbane Diocese:

RAAF Base Amberley (west of Ipswich)
AIR FORCE – (07) 5361 3298
ARMY – (07) 5361 7039

Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera (Brisbane suburb)
ARMY – (07) 3332 7908 or 0437 254 487

Kokoda Barracks, Canungra (Gold Coast hinterland)
ARMY – (07) 5618 6497 or 0419 721 323

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Chaplaincy, HMAS Moreton, Bulimba (Brisbane suburb)
Chaplain Stephen Briggs RANR: 0428 136 116
Duty Staff Officer: 0437 254 065
Defence Switchboard: 1300 333 362