What We Do

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Discovering Life

Everything we do is for young people. We go where they are, get alongside them and do life together. The expressions and experiences look different in each community across Australia, but some things remain the same. There’s never any judgement; there’s often laughter, a spirit of adventure and space for young people to be truly themselves.


SU chaplains have been supporting Australian school communities since 1990.

School chaplains are trained to work in the early intervention and prevention space, providing social, emotional and spiritual support for students, families and staff.

Working in primary and secondary schools, special schools and distant education schools, chaplains help young people dealing with family breakdown, bullying, mental health, friendship, peer issues and more.

SU Institute of Training

SU Australia delivers nationally-recognised training in Youth Work. Our programs have been developed in line with industry standards, focused on developing a Christian framework for the practice of youth work in community, schools, youth organisations and churches.

Our graduates enter the workforce knowing they are equipped with the skills they need to work in a wide range of workplaces.

SU Australia is a registered training organisation (RTO 30548). Click the link below to find out more.


SRE (Special Religious Education) and RI (Religious Instruction) offers students in Governments Schools the opportunity to learn more about the distinctive beliefs, values and practices of their faith through the provision of SRE teachers and RI instructors authorised by approved providers.

SU Australia supports local churches and their communities in making SRE available in NSW and RI available in NT, ensuring SRE is delivered in a cohesive, professional and engaging manner.


Since the 1930’s SU has been running camps in Australia that offer a safe, inclusive and action-packed experience for young people to discover life in God’s big story.
Whether you love scaling a cliff face and tubing behind a boat, or you dance, art and drama, or even if new technologies are more your thing, SU Australia’s camping ministry offers hundreds of experiences each year to cater to all interests.
All of our camps include opportunities to explore the Christian faith, where young people will find an open and inclusive atmosphere no matter their background.


SU Missions offer opportunities to develop young leaders and prepare them for mission work in their own backyard. No passport or expensive airfare required!
Mission programs include meals, accommodation, program and team costs. On Mission we live in community with other volunteers, sharing the love and message of Jesus in creative and relevant ways through our relationships, conversations, and program activities.

Blog Posts

Mentoring Matters: 5 keys to help your teens thrive

24 September 2020

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Why do I celebrate NAIDOC Week?

7 November 2020

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‘Crazy’ Hair Supporting Food Bank at Moe South Street in Victoria

10 March 2022

A lot of local families, including some at our school, have…

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SUPA Summa Fun at Mannum (River Mission) in South Australia

15 March 2022

What an exciting time for mission in Mannum. In this current…

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Grace is riding the waves of life

23 March 2022

Nine-year old Grace’s world flipped upside down when her Dad’s health…

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You’re helping Jade find her sunshine again

5 April 2022

Over the past year, Chappy Nancy has been co-running a lunchtime…

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Young people discover life at Camp Odyssey

19 April 2022

Your support for SU Australia is giving children and young people…

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Showing God’s love to children with disabilities

26 April 2022

During the pandemic, a passionate team of volunteers at Calvary Church…

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How your support made a splash in Lily’s life

28 April 2022

  Chappy Angus loves being the school chaplain at Lee Street State…

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Meet Joe Mullins – the 102-year-old SU Supporter

17 May 2022

In 1937, a young seventeen-year-old by the name of Joe Mullins…

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Lizzie finds her answers in the Bible on camp

23 May 2022

Across Australia your support is helping young people like Lizzie discover…

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Isabelle discovers a different story – a story of God’s love

7 June 2022

Across Australia your support is creating opportunities to partner with and…

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Equipping generations to carry the lamp of God’s love

15 June 2022

When Ruth’s mum first became an SU ministry volunteer, little did…

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Celebrating YOU – our amazing supporters

21 June 2022

  Dawn's spare change makes a big difference In 2007, Dawn…

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Innovation and connection in the Bush

21 June 2022

Across Australia your support is helping to bring creative ideas to…

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Tyson dips his toes into the waters of faith

6 July 2022

Your support for SU is giving children and young people opportunities…

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Josiah’s career change to work for Eternity

6 July 2022

Why would you leave a profession you loved and found great…

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Liam discovers God’s love through LEGO

6 July 2022

Children and families enjoyed rubbing shoulders with a TV star at…

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Fun, fellowship and faith at Melrose

6 July 2022

More than 100 campers and leaders enjoyed an amazing weekend of…

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Your support turned Marie’s life around

6 July 2022

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Equipping local churches in Darwin

6 July 2022

At SU Australia, we are passionate about training and equipping Christian…

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Hostility becomes curiosity at Turner Family Festival Mission

6 July 2022

Championing Bible engagement goes to the very core of who SU…

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Keeping the faith

6 July 2022

For many young people who come from Christian homes, entering university…

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Scripture transforms Evie’s anger to hope

26 July 2022

SU Australia school ministry programs are many and varied. From school…

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You helped Jess discover Jesus at Merry Beach

28 July 2022

At SU, we love seeing our volunteer leaders equipped and trained…

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Easter Campers Know Jesus

3 August 2022

Despite the looming threat of COVID, Easter Camp returned for the…

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Chaplain and church connect for family in need

10 August 2022

Two weeks before the end of the 2021 school year, Shyamala,…

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