Current Vacancies   

Bush Church Aid welcomes enquiries from committed Christians who wish to explore whether they have the convictions, gifts and character to serve God in the bush. Listed below are some current opportunities:


National Director – Bush Church Aid

With the election of The Revd Dr Mark Short as Bishop Elect of the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia is seeking God’s choice of his successor as National Director.

Candidates would need to be eligible to be licensed as a Presbyter in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.

Enquiries about the requirements of the role should be addressed in the first instance to the Chairman, Mr Fred Chilton at: or on 02 9267 9850.  

Karratha, Western Australia

The Bush Church Aid Society and The Anglican Diocese of North-West Australia are seeking an experienced Anglican evangelical minister to lead a church in a coastal city of over 15,000 people.

He needs to have a good grasp of the gospel, love people and is committed to serving for at least four years. The successful applicant will pastor the current Anglican congregation in Karratha – a vibrant mining town and port on the edge of the spectacular Pilbara region. We are looking for someone with the gifts to lead God’s people in evangelising a young and largely unchurched population.

We also hope to establish Karratha as a training base for newly ordained ministers so commitment and competence in ministry training is essential.

For further information please contact BCA Interim National Director David Crain at


Lightning Ridge, Northern New South Wales

The Bush Church Aid Society and The Anglican Diocese of Armidale are seeking an ordained Anglican minister with a commitment to teaching the Bible and a passion for teaching the lost to serve in this unique outback community.


The Lightning Ridge Community Church gathers weekly in this culturally diverse opal mining town of over 2000 people. The Church has a Sunday morning children’s ministry and there are excellent opportunities to teach Scripture at the local school. There is a weekly Bible study group and a daytime women’s group. Regular services are also held in the outlying centres of Goodooga and Cumborah.

There is a modern church building in Lightning Ridge and a well-equipped vicarage with four bedrooms and a study. The congregation has long-standing mission partnerships with city churches and there are excellent opportunities to reach out to tourists in the cooler months.

For further information please contact BCA Interim National Director David Crain at 


Coober Pedy, South Australia

The Bush Church Aid Society and The Anglican Diocese of Willochra are seeking an ordained Anglican minister for an exciting pastoral position. It is fully stipended and includes accommodation.

Coober Pedy is an iconic outback community of over 1,500 people located 850km north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. It is a major tourism and service centre, best known for underground opal mining.

The ministry encompasses the underground Catacomb Church as well as mining chaplaincy at the nearby Prominent Hill site. The congregation has a long-standing commitment to solid teaching. There are many opportunities to reach out to the community and to tourists who visit the underground church

For further information please contact BCA Interim National Director David Crain at 

Part-Time Digital Content Marketing Strategist

The Bush Church Aid Society is seeking a keen Christian person with a passion for ministry in rural Australia to fill the role of Content Marketing Strategist, based in our National Office, which is located above Wynyard Station in the Sydney CBD.

Reporting to the Communications Coordinator, the Content Marketing Strategist will plan, develop and direct electronic content to build digital supporter engagement and migrate supporters to become active financial donors.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised with superior communications skills.

For more information, or to request a detailed position description please contact Communications Coordinator Janine van den Tillaart on 02 9262 5017 or email


Southern Beaches Anglican is looking for a coordinator to lead the development of the community mentoring program.

The role is based in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania.

A combination of experience in schools, chaplaincy, youth work, working with volunteers and administration are highly favourable. Applicants with experience in some but not all of these are also encouraged to apply.

This appointment will be for 2 years initially with the possibility of extension.


The Diocese of Tasmania is a ChildSafe organisation.

Short term housing is available (with ministry staff) for a relocation applicant.

Applications, initial expression of interest or enquiries should be directed by email to Or call Jamie Bester – 0499 755 005