• International General Council

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

  • 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 for 2016-2020 titled ‘One Society, A United Voice’. The National Council is...

  • 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...

  • 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 is comprised of a National Chief Executive Officer and...

  • 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...