The 2022 NATSICC Assembly will be held in Townsville from 19-23 September and will allow people to reconnect and rebuild networks following the impact of COVID on our Communities. Delegates will listen to speakers, participate in Yarning Circles and share their stories.


The delegate support program aims to connect local Aboriginal and Islander Ministries with Parishes, Schools and groups who might be in a position to provide support for delegates to travel to Townsville.


By helping someone to attend the Assembly, you will be providing them with the opportunity to strengthen their own faith, but to also learn about programs and initiatives from around Australia and bring that back to your Parish, school or group. The opportunity also exists for them to share their experience with your community - if that is something that is agreed upon.


How you can support a delegate


You know who you would like to sponsor:


1. You can simply register for the person for the Assembly via the booking portal

2. Send an email to advising of the registration. This will allow us to connect them up with the State / Territory NATSICC Councillor

3. Book accommodation (The Assembly will be held at St Patrick's College - 45 The Strand Townsville). There are a number of accommodation options within walking distance. Additional information to assist with your accommodation bookings)

4. Book flights


You would like to offer sponsorship to someone in your State/Territory:


Each State and Territory has a NATSICC Councillor that will coordinate and organise these offers of sponsorship. They will advise who you have sponsored and organise bookings. Please use the contact below for your State / Territory:


South Australia - ACM Adelaide: John Lochowiak  |  |  0418 832 550

Northern Territory - TECAC: Dean Chisholm  |  |  0455 443 675

Queensland - Murri Ministry: Ravina Waldren  |  |  0408 707 101

ACT - ACM Canberra: Sally FitzGerald  |  |  0422 066 080

Tasmania - Jaimi Lee Armstrong   |  |  0456 184 086

Western Australia:

Kimberley -  Shirley Quaresimin  |  |  0419 835 747

Perth and other WA areas - ACM Perth: Donella Brown  |   |   0409 221 461

New South Wales -  NSW Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council: Doreen Flanders  |  |  0419 986 940 or Lisa Buxton  |

Torres Strait Islands -  Dolly McGaughey: or

Victoria - ACM Melbourne: Sherry Balcombe  |  |  0439 780 899


If you would like to sponsor a young person (18- 25), please contact Sabrina Stevens -


Indicative Pricing

Registration: $500 (including meals)

Accommodation: A large range of accommodation is available ranging from hostel style - hotel. 4 nights will be required.

Flights: Vary greatly depending on location

Other: Taxi Fares from the airport to The Strand are between $25 - $35


Please contact if you would like more information.


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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

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