About Us

The National Association of deacons (NAD) represents all the Catholic deacons of Australia. We are a sub-association of the National Council of Priests (NCP).

We aim to provide a forum for deacons in Australia to gather their views, ideas and experiences.

We can speak on clergy life and ministry matters with the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference (ACBC) through the Bishops' Commission for Church Ministry (Bishops' Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry). NAD cooperates with key people involved in the formation of deacons in Australia. We also have close ties with the International Diaconate Centre.