Archdiocese Bushfires Reconciliation Statement

Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Bushfire Relief


Monies Received Monies Disbursed
$52,426.25 (ACT Parishes) $37,259.45 (Batemans Bay Parish
$19,233.20 (NSW Parishes) $16,000.00 (Moruya Parish)
$16,100.00 (Individuals) $31,500.00 (Cobargo/Narooma Parish)
$5,000.00 (Wagga Diocese) $18,000.00 (Tumut/Batlow Parish)
$5,000.00 (Doonside Parish, Parramatta Diocese) $5,000.00 (Pambula Parish)
$10,000 (Order of Malta)  
Total $107,759.45 Total $107,759.45

The Order of Malta also gave $10,000 in Food Vouchers to Coastal Parishes


The Archdiocese is extremely grateful to her parishes for their generosity and spirit of unity, displayed in both material and spiritual assistance. Deep gratitude has been shown by those who have received material assistance in this difficult time.

Despite the fact that this has been a very difficult time for so many, it has also been a time of grace and love. Our bonds of unity have deepened and the ongoing pledge of prayer assures that we can continue on this journey.


This reconciliation has been prepared by the Vicar General, Father Anthony Percy, and the Manager of the Catholic Development Fund, Michele Murdock.

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  • Marie 4 years

    As a couple in Bateman’s Bay we were impacted by the fires and even with Insurance we needed assistance. Thank you to those who donated to our Parish. We were gifted $1000.00
    &  this greatly assisted us with fencing costs. 
    It was lovely that other Catholics gave us this practical assistance. 
    This a real gift to us.