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Office for the Participation of Women

The Office for the Participation of Women (OPW) was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and is mandated to act as a focal point for ongoing dialogue and the integration of ideas pertaining to women and their participation in the Catholic Church in Australia.

The Office, together with the Council for Australian Catholic Women, wish to reflect the dynamic nature of the community of women praying, living and working in the Catholic Church in Australia. This site aims to promote dialogue, celebrate the good news stories and provide information about the activities and events occurring in local churches throughout Australia. We would welcome your ideas, thoughts and reflections.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas in promoting the participation of women in the Catholic Church.

Contact details

  • Contact: Ms Donella Johnston
  • Postal: Office for the Participation of Women, GPO Box 368, CANBERRA ACT 2601
  • Tel: 02 6201 9867 or 02 6201 9864
  • Fax: 02 6247 6083
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