MISSION TO SEAFARERS BRISBANE INC.
Serving Seafarers in the Port of Brisbane since 1892
Over 14,000 Seafarers from around the World visit the Seafarers Centre at the Port of Brisbane, each year. The Mission is open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days of the year.
Our prime focus is to create a place that feels like a home away from home in a relaxing and inviting environment where seafarers feel comfortable and able to enjoy their brief moments ashore away from the harsh ship working environment.
Australia is an island continent reliant on those who import and export most of our daily needs. The international crews cope with the natural dangers of the sea as well as growing acts of piracy and unscrupulous shipping companies.
In a number of overseas ports crew members are still unable to leave their ships; chaplains’ visits to ships are being restricted; and crews are under increased stress because their ship may be a target for terrorism or find it unsafe to take time ashore to contact their families.
How can you help?
Volunteer - we rely entirely on volunteers to provide the following services to Seafarers – driving mini-buses in the port area and to the Wynnum Plaza, serving in the shop which sells basic food and toiletries items and phone cards and souvenirs, knitting beanies for handing out to Seafarers, helping with second hand clothing supplies to Seafarers. We also have Committee members to oversee the running of the Centre and assist with fund raising ideas.
Donate – through your local Anglican church – to assist with running costs of the Centre
Thank you in anticipation of your support
Mission to Seafarers Volunteers
Contact – Centre Manager Adrian Willes 3895 1181 or 0448 640 080