Apostleship of the Sea Australia


The Apostleship of the Sea is the apostolic work of the Catholic Church caring for the spiritual, social, and material welfare of all Seafarers regardless of colour, race or creed.


– Daily visitation of ships at Port Botany, Glebe, Balmain, Darling Harbour

– Communicating with and listening to seafarers

– Advocacy for seafarers suffering abuse onboard

– Provision of telephone onboard for seafarers to keep in touch with family

– Transport ashore for seafarers

– Assisting with food and clothing in times of need

– Facilitation of discussion groups onboard where problems exist

– Providing opportunities for Catholic seafarers to celebrate the sacraments

– Encouraging and facilitating prayer onboard

– Coordinating volunteers and their activities

– Visitation of seafarers in prisons and hospitals

– Communication with families

– Accompanying seafarers to courts, doctors and union offices

– Networking with Stella Maris workers in other Australian and International Ports

24 Hour Help line on the Australian Coast 1800 555 656

Stella Maris Brisbane 0419-197-096

Stella Maris Melbourne (03) 9629 7494

This organisation is not a service of the Archdiocese of Sydney. Please direct any query to the organisation directly.




Ted Richardson, National & Regional Director
PO Box 90, Wynnum QLD 4178
Sydney 2000
30 Baringa Road Northbridge New South Wales 2063 AU