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Royal Commission Queries

The National Committee for Professional Standards (NCPS) is a joint committee of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), which oversees the development of policies, principles and procedures in responding to Church-related abuse complaints.

These are contained in the document "Towards Healing" which sets out the principles that must form the basis of the Church’s response to complaints of abuse and the procedures to be followed in responding to individual complaints.

The Committee ensures pastoral care for victims of sexual and physical abuse by church personnel and develops professional standards among clergy and Religious.

For advice and assistance concerning Church-related abuse. Please get in touch with the state directors of professional standards and resource groups (see below).

For information pertaining to the Catholic Church's response to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, please visit the Truth, Justice and Healing Council website.

Below are the phone numbers for the State Professional Standards offices:

New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory 

Professional Standards Office NSW/ACT

1300 369 977

Northern Territory 

0418 736 890


1800 337 928

South Australia 

1800 139 020


1800 356 613


1800 816 030

Western Australia 

1800 072 390

Read more on the NCPS, "Towards Healing" and download NCPS documents here.