We desire to serve the Australian spiritual direction community by:

  • encouraging spiritual direction formation programs;
  • promoting local and national events;
  • linking spiritual directors with regional and national associations;
  • advising people who are looking for a spiritual director how to find a director near them.

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Recent activities

The AECSD council meets three times a year.

Our recent activities have been to visit several Spiritual Direction Formation programs as part of the process of recognising or re-recognising these programs.


The AECSD code of Ethics has been revised and updated in March 2019.

AECSD also responds to requests about such issues as insurance and mandatory reporting – see relevant pages on the AECSD website, Mandatory Reporting and Insurance.




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