About Risk and Compliance Services

The Synod Risk Team help congregations, presbyteries and other entities to manage risk and compliance, and to build a strong risk and safety culture that protects the people of our Church. 

We aim to provide practical and easy to use resources to make it as easy as possible to manage risk and fulfil our compliance obligations. We work in partnership with presbyteries and congregations when we develop and communicate resources, and we also invite feedback on the materials we provide. 

There is lots of great work happening across the Synod, and we’re keen for people not to have to reinvent the wheel. If you have developed a document or tool which you would be willing to share with others (or you wonder if someone might have something you can use) please get in touch.  

Please contact the Risk Team on 8267 4300 or at risk@nswact.uca.org.au

For Congregations and Presbyteries

The Congregation Governance Toolkit covers the range of compliance and risk responsibilities of congregations. A quarterly newsletter with updates and access to new resources is also available. 

Please click here to access the toolkit webpage 

Please contact risk@nswact.uca.org.au if you would like to receive the newsletter. 

The Risk Team are working with presbyteries and other entities to support risk management. A range of risk management materials and information are available on the Risk Management page or by contacting us. 

A Health and Safety Toolkit is available to help congregations to manage WHS responsibilities. A step-by-step approach is taken so that Church Councils can steadily work through what is needed, using the many templates and tools provided. 

Access the toolkit via the Church Safety page. 

Some helpful contact points are provided below, and you are always welcome to get in touch. If you get through to the wrong person, we can help you find the right one. 

Risk and compliance enquiries: risk@nswact.uca.org.au

Insurance claims and enquiries: insurance@nswact.uca.org.au or phone 02 8267 4300