Pastoral Care aims to support your journey in life.

You can expect to have your questions, beliefs and feelings acknowledged and accepted. Pastoral Care at Griffith facilitates access to Chaplains at every Griffith campus, giving students of all cultural and religious backgrounds the opportunity to seek support. Pastoral Care also provides dedicated campus prayer rooms as well as information regarding local religious communities.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some Pastoral Care staff are working from home, and so some appointments will be conducted over phone or video call (via Microsoft Teams) for the time being. When you book appointment, online or over the phone, please check if the slot is a 'consultation' (face to face) or 'econsultation' (remote).

If you choose an econsultation, at the time of your appointment, a chaplain will call you on the phone number you have listed in your Griffith personal details. Please ensure these details are correct in myGriffith. You can also expect to receive an email to confirm your appointment in advance. Your chaplain will contact you to discuss your preference for appointment type (i.e. phone or video call). If you need to get in touch with Pastoral Care, you can contact us via the email address or phone number below.

Depending on your choice of consultation (phone or video) your chaplain will then call you or video call you at the time of your appointment.

Tips on Religious Belief and Practice while social distancing

While corporate religious gatherings are now restricted in some places, many religious events are available via the internet. Simply Google your usual place of worship or religious affiliation. Additionally, personal spiritual practices can be maintained as a source of strength and comfort at this time as before.

  • Set aside time for personal reflection and prayer.
  • Use candles, sacred art, holy books etc. as appropriate and helpful to focus the mind. Contact people from your religious community, or like-minded friends for conversation and encouragement.
  • Reach out to contact your local religious leader to find out how your religious community is responding to the challenges of the moment and ask them for personal support if you feel you need it.

Griffith University Chaplains are also available during university hours, see below to book an appointment. Please note that currently these are not face to face, but by phone due to health precautions.

About Pastoral Care

Chaplains are trained to listen to what you have to say, and they'll be able to either help you out themselves, or know where to send you to get things sorted. Chaplains are happy for you to say what you want, and talk about what you want to talk about. This could include:

  • how are things for you?
  • the meaning of life
  • questions about faith
  • how to live in this world
  • things that trouble us
  • Is it about religion?

    Chaplains can offer you spiritual support and direction, including ritual like prayer, or point you to someone who is conversant with your religious tradition to help you in this. They will talk about religion if you want to talk about religion, but if you don't talk about it, they won't either.

    Talk with a Chaplain

    To contact a Chaplain, you can make an appointment online or by phone.

    Pastoral Care events and news also appear on the Griffith Students Facebook page.

    Campus prayer rooms

    Find dedicated prayer rooms and related facilities at your campus.

    PLEASE NOTE: The maximum capacity of prayer rooms have changed according to government restrictions. Please follow the direction of signage at the location.

    Celebrating cultural diversity

    Printable Cultural Diversity Calendar

    Cultural Diversity Calendar 2021

    See when events of cultural and spiritual significance occur throughout the year.

    Printable Calendar

    faith and food

    QFCC Faith and Food Guide

    A handy guide to the dietary requirements of various religious groups.

    Faith and Food Guide

    Embracing Multifaith perspectives

    Embracing Multifaith Perspectives

    Read more about how Griffith Chaplaincy fosters diversity and multi-faith perspectives.

    Chaplaincy at Griffith

    Local religious communities

    Online Health and Wellness Centre

    Griffith's new Online Health and Wellness Centre is a portal designed to increase student awareness and understanding of mental health concerns, and learn tips for promoting better health and wellbeing such as living a healthy lifestyle, engaging in meaningful social activity, feeling safe, stable and secure, and looking after your mental wellness.

    Griffith's Online Health and Wellness Centre

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