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Mission to Seafarers Victoria

Contact

Name: Sue Dight

Position: Chief Manager

Email: sue.dight@missiontoseafarers.com.au

Website: http://www.missiontoseafarers.com.au

Address

717 Flinders St

Docklands VIC 3008

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Our Mission / Objective

To be a preeminent maritime centre responding to the unique circumstances of the seafaring community and exemplary place of maritime heritage that encourages community, connectivity and social engagement at all levels.

Our Services

The Mission to Seafarers in Melbourne operates daily from 10am – 10pm providing a range of services for some 60,000 merchant seafarers who visit the port of Melbourne annually. As an island nation Australia relies on seafarers and seafarers rely on the Mission to Seafarers when their ship is in port.

As custodians of a significant heritage building and heritage collection of State and National significance, the Mission to Seafarers has developed a scope of work to conserve and make available for public access the collection for research and education.

Our Beneficiaries

Seafarers and The people of Victoria

Projects in Progress

717 Flinders Street, Building Restoration & Development Project

The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) has operated from the now heritage listed building complex at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands since 1917. The building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Registry (VHR No: H1496) and is renowned for its outstanding architectural, aesthetic, social and historical significance as well as its perpetual service to the seafaring community.

 

Soon the MtSV will launch a Capital Building Fund  to raise funds to restore and conserve the building for short and long term future as the Melbourne Seafarers Center.

 

In 2019 our Mission is to increase the amount of time spent ship visiting.  Due to the quick turnaround of ships, seafarers are less likely to have time ashore for rest and relaxation.  Ship Visitors provide seafarers with another person to talk to, someone who can help them to connect with love ones at home, and be a vital connection if they are in distress. We are raising funds for training, and another full time Chaplain.

Our People

CEO

Sue Dight, Chief Manager

Names of Board Members

  • Chairman- Neil Edwards
  • Vice Chair -Nigel Porteous
  • Treasurer – Ian Scott
  • Secretary – Bilal Khan
  • Tony Correll
  • Walter Dewe
  • Max Hall
  • Alan Knot
  • Ian Fletcher
  • Ex-Officio Member – Sue Dight
  • Ex-Officio Member – Rv’d Onofre Punnay

Number of Employees

5

Number of Volunteers

32

Registration Information

ABN

18 630 990 996

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A Bequest or Legacy is a gift left in your Will. The Mission to Seafarers is one of Australia’s oldest charitable institutions dating back to 1857. A public appeal regarding the exploitation of seafarers, reflects poorly on the shipping industry, therefore raising funds is difficult. Please consider leaving a bequest to ensure the sustainable future of this charitable work supporting the seafaring community, and the preservation of the significant history of the organisation.

General Donations

Direct Deposit to our Bank account

Seafarers Welfare Fund
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account No: 133 811 216

Please put your surname as a reference and email your details for us to send you your deductible tax receipt.
Name, Address, Phone and email contact.

Other support


Did you know you can donate shares instead of cash? 

ShareGift Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides shareholders with the opportunity to sell their shares and donate the proceeds to the Mission to Seafarers Victoria.
Donating through ShareGift Australia means you don’t have to engage a stockbroker, there are no brokerage fees and if the proceeds of your share sale exceed $100, you can even nominate Mission to Seafarers Victoria  to benefit from ShareGift Australia’s funding.

All you have to do is complete and sign the share sale donation form available here [link to ShareGift Australia’s website]and remember to nominate Mission to Seafarers Victoria.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

The Mission to Seafarers relies on Volunteers.

Only 4 hours a week or fortnight can make a difference.  If you like chatting to people from all over the world, helping people discover the great place Melbourne is, get in touch for a rewarding experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Club Hosts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Ship Visitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Drivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Heritage and Arts team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Fundraising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

To be a preeminent maritime centre responding to the unique circumstances of the seafaring community and exemplary place of maritime heritage that encourages community, connectivity and social engagement at all levels.

Our Services

The Mission to Seafarers in Melbourne operates daily from 10am – 10pm providing a range of services for some 60,000 merchant seafarers who visit the port of Melbourne annually. As an island nation Australia relies on seafarers and seafarers rely on the Mission to Seafarers when their ship is in port.

As custodians of a significant heritage building and heritage collection of State and National significance, the Mission to Seafarers has developed a scope of work to conserve and make available for public access the collection for research and education.

Our Beneficiaries

Seafarers and The people of Victoria

Projects in Progress

717 Flinders Street, Building Restoration & Development Project

The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) has operated from the now heritage listed building complex at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands since 1917. The building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Registry (VHR No: H1496) and is renowned for its outstanding architectural, aesthetic, social and historical significance as well as its perpetual service to the seafaring community.

 

Soon the MtSV will launch a Capital Building Fund  to raise funds to restore and conserve the building for short and long term future as the Melbourne Seafarers Center.

 

In 2019 our Mission is to increase the amount of time spent ship visiting.  Due to the quick turnaround of ships, seafarers are less likely to have time ashore for rest and relaxation.  Ship Visitors provide seafarers with another person to talk to, someone who can help them to connect with love ones at home, and be a vital connection if they are in distress. We are raising funds for training, and another full time Chaplain.

Our People

CEO

Sue Dight, Chief Manager

Names of Board Members

  • Chairman- Neil Edwards
  • Vice Chair -Nigel Porteous
  • Treasurer – Ian Scott
  • Secretary – Bilal Khan
  • Tony Correll
  • Walter Dewe
  • Max Hall
  • Alan Knot
  • Ian Fletcher
  • Ex-Officio Member – Sue Dight
  • Ex-Officio Member – Rv’d Onofre Punnay

Number of Employees

5

Number of Volunteers

32

Registration Information

ABN

18 630 990 996

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A Bequest or Legacy is a gift left in your Will. The Mission to Seafarers is one of Australia’s oldest charitable institutions dating back to 1857. A public appeal regarding the exploitation of seafarers, reflects poorly on the shipping industry, therefore raising funds is difficult. Please consider leaving a bequest to ensure the sustainable future of this charitable work supporting the seafaring community, and the preservation of the significant history of the organisation.

General Donations

Direct Deposit to our Bank account

Seafarers Welfare Fund
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account No: 133 811 216

Please put your surname as a reference and email your details for us to send you your deductible tax receipt.
Name, Address, Phone and email contact.

Other support


Did you know you can donate shares instead of cash? 

ShareGift Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides shareholders with the opportunity to sell their shares and donate the proceeds to the Mission to Seafarers Victoria.
Donating through ShareGift Australia means you don’t have to engage a stockbroker, there are no brokerage fees and if the proceeds of your share sale exceed $100, you can even nominate Mission to Seafarers Victoria  to benefit from ShareGift Australia’s funding.

All you have to do is complete and sign the share sale donation form available here [link to ShareGift Australia’s website]and remember to nominate Mission to Seafarers Victoria.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

The Mission to Seafarers relies on Volunteers.

Only 4 hours a week or fortnight can make a difference.  If you like chatting to people from all over the world, helping people discover the great place Melbourne is, get in touch for a rewarding experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Club Hosts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Ship Visitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Drivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Heritage and Arts team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Fundraising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Annual Reports

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