What Cairns Street Chaplains do

Cairns Street Chaplains are trained volunteers who actively promote peace and safety in Cairns Nightclub District (also known as the Cairns Safe Night Precinct), particularly through the provision of practical care. Cairns Street chaplains work alongside the existing network of support within the city including the Queensland Police and Ambulance Services, taxi services, nightclub staff and security services.

Ways in Which Cairns Street Chaplains Serve:

By administering basic first aid
By caring for people who may be at risk of harm
By finding safe, appropriate ways for people to go home safely
By escorting intoxicated persons to the taxi rank or bus stop
By calming and diffusing tense situations
By listening to those who are troubled
By being approachable people who Safe Night Precinct patron can feel safe to approach for assistance

Cairns Street Chaplains Volunteers are:

Committed Christians, or those willing to work within the ethos and guidelines of a Christian organisation
From all denominations
From all cultures and ethnic backgrounds
Male and female aged 18+ years
Trained in first aid and matters specific to street chaplaincy

A Service for All People:

Street chaplains are required to respect the range of religious views, affiliations and cultural traditions in the community, and to be approachable by people of all beliefs. Cairns Street Chaplains do not preach; nor do they try to induce people to convert to their own religious faith, belief or doctrine. Street chaplains also do not judge, condemn or show racial bias.

Cairns Street Chaplains


Benefits to the People and City of Cairns:

The city is seen to be a safe and enjoyable place to visit and live – a ‘plus’ for both residents and tourists
The crime rate is decreased, and Police are released from non-criminal but time consuming situations
Parents and partners are happy when family members come home safely
Taxi drivers are now happy to take people home because they’re clean and calm

Council, emergency and security services are saved time, money and resources


Do you have the love and compassion of God to show His love in practical ways to those who don’t know Him? Do you want to make a real difference in your city?  Do you want people to recognise your faith in God by the good works you do? Are you one of those very special people whom God is calling to be a Cairns Street Chaplain?

Visit the Cairns Street Chaplain website for more information:
Cairns Street Chaplains basic day-to-day operations are currently funded by the Queensland Government, however, sponsorship or funding is currently required for:
– Replacement of the Cairns Street Chaplains Van
– Ongoing repair, maintenance or replacement of equipment

Tax Deductible Donations:

Cairns Street Chaplains Ltd is an Australian charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission, and has Deductible Gift Recipient status.
Tax deductible donations of $2 or more can be made by direct deposit to
BSB: 034-664       Account: 365681
Account Name: Cairns Street Chaplains Ltd.
Cairns Street Chaplains Ltd is a public service of the Cairns Christian Minister Network.

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