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.


NOMINATIONS FOR 2020 COUNCIL MEMBERS are now open until September 13th, 2019.

Invitation to nominate a member of the Spiritual Direction Community for discernment as a Council member please CLICK HERE

To nominate someone for the next four years on Council please complete the nomination form CLICK HERE


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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