Read Bishop’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection
The Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga is committed to the protection of children and young people and continues to co-operate fully with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The Diocese acknowledges and accepts its responsibility for responding to the challenge of Pope Francis, 'to encourage and advance the commitment of the Church at every level … to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, and to respond to their needs with fairness and mercy.' (2015)
Prayer For Stronger Communities and Safer Children
Diocese and Office of Childrens Guardian NSW
Thank you for contacting the Safeguarding Office of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga. We will respond to your enquiry within the next few working days.
If you or someone you know is at imminent risk, call Emergency Services on 000.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, and you are unsure which service to contact, call Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. Both are available from anywhere in Australia 24 hours a day (toll free) and provide generalist crisis counselling, information and referral services.
If you know or suspect a child is subject to abuse or neglect, you need to report this to the child protection authority of NSW. The 24 hour telephone number for the Child Protection Helpline is
13 21 11
Contact details for child protection authorities in other states can be found at
If you or someone close to you has suffered any abuse by a representative of the Catholic Church (school, parish or other group) in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga we invite you to contact us. Our professional staff will listen to your experience, respect your confidentiality and discuss all available options.
For any complaints that may relate to criminal conduct we encourage you to contact
NSW Police (Crime Stoppers) on 1800 333 000
News and Updates
Royal Commission's final report released On 15 December 2017 the Royal Commission presented a final report to the Governor-General, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and related matters.
Click here to download our Child Safe Communities Booklet
Becoming a Child Safe Organisation The Office of the Children’s Guardian implements the regulatory NSW Child Safe Standards which apply to services across the Diocese which the Diocese is committed to apply to manage the potential risks in their child environments and services in which we operate.