• Council General International

    The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia belongs to a much wider Vincentian family. The Council General International (CGI) oversees an International Confederation of countries who continue the work of our French founder, the Blessed Frederic...

  • Council General's News

    Council General's news website is full of useful information. Every week, there are always several interesting informative items. For example: summaries of Vincentian events around the world tributes to deceased Vincentians new SSVP statistics from...

  • National Council of Australia

    The National Council aspires to work towards an Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice. This aspiration is outlined in our Strategic Plan 2020-2023 titled ‘One Society, A United Voice’. The National Council is instituted...

  • Discussion Paper - Proposal to Amend the Rule Part III Procedural Guidelines

    The National Council is inviting consultation on the Proposal to Amend the Rule Part III Procedural Guidelines. Comments are invited until 30 September 2021. We hope that councils and members will take advantage of the opportunity to give their input...

  • Discussion Paper - Higher Order Authority Intervention Strategy

    The Rule: National Council seeks input on proposed new provisions

  • Councils - Regional, Central and State or Territory

    Councils are formed to provide a link between grass roots groups within the Society, known as ‘Conferences’. To find out more about conferences and the work they do please visit the Get Involved section of this website. Between the National...

  • Executive structure and our staff

    The St Vincent de Paul Society employs more than 3,000 people across Australia in a diverse range of roles from social workers and health experts to IT and store managers. Our Executive structure comprises of a National Council and State and Territory...

  • Membership and Conferences

    Membership There are three categories of membership of the Society. Conference members are those who belong to the grassroots groups within the Society known as conferences. They live their Catholic faith in action through the spirit of Christian...

  • Past National Council Presidents of Australia

    The first of 15 past National Council Presidents of the St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia was Louis Heydon, who was elected to the role in 1895. The Society’s National Council Presidents are elected by the Society members, who are all...