The Australian Association for Religious Education is a non-denominational organisation focused on assisting teachers to provide quality religious education. Whether you are a religious co-ordinator, RE teacher or chaplain we are here to aid in your professional development. Through our state affiliates in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia we provide networking events, educational seminars and conferences focusing on professional development for religious educators.

acthandsAct Now to Protect Religious Freedoms

Chris Callus the WA President & National President of the Australian Association for Religious Education, calls on members and contacts of our association to inform themselves of the situation facing Religious Freedoms in Australia as it will directly impact on schools and other educational environments. Click for more information from Chris.

Or immediately make an online submission.  Unfortunately, submissions can only be made online by using the online submission form.

Efforts are being made to have the submission date pushed back, but at present, all submissions must be received by 31 January 2018.

Our Objectives are


  • To promote co-operation and understanding among educators in schools and universities working in the field of spirituality, ethics, philosophy, values and religious education.
  • To promote the teaching of religious studies and foster the development of religious education in schools and universities and thus promote the educational goals of these institutions.
  • To promote curriculum planning and research in schools and universities into the study of the teaching of religion.
  • To foster conferences, seminars, publications and other activities which will improve in schools and universities the quality of teaching and research in the field of religious education.
  • To assist the work of chaplaincy and pastoral care in schools and other educational institutions.
  • The Association serves as the professional voice to various State and National educational authorities on relevant matters.

South East Australia


Western Australia