Australian Sanctuary Network

What is the Sanctuary Network?

The Australian Sanctuary Network is part of the International Sanctuary Network, a community of shared practice with over 200 organisations in the USA, Canada, Australia, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Ecuador, Scotland and Israel. Across Australia, there are currently eight organisations which are either certified or in the process of implementing the Sanctuary Model. Sanctuary Network members are using their common beliefs in trauma-informed care to learn from each other's successes and mistakes.

The Sanctuary Institute Australia invites Sanctuary organisations in Australia to collaborate in building coalitions and pooling their talent and influence to change policy and practice at the local, state and national level.

The Australian Sanctuary Network includes:

  • MacKillop Family Services (Vic, NSW and WA)
  • Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support (WA)
  • Mercy Community Services (QLD)
  • Churches of Christ Care (QLD)
  • Yorganop Association Incorporated (WA)
  • Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
  • Women’s Health West (Vic)
  • CatholicCare Sandhurst (Vic)

For further information about the Sanctuary Network contact us on (03) 9699 9177 or Email: