Safeguarding & COVIDsafe Plan

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. In the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, we consider the safety and wellbeing of all persons to be our highest priority.

We too acknowledge that children, young people and adults at risk may require additional safeguards to promote their participation, wellbeing and safety.

Clergy, employees and volunteers are committed to upholding the right to safety of all persons, and participating in a creating a culture of safety supported by policies, practices and procedures that strive to prevent abuse in the first instance and to respond appropriately and effectively if abuse does occur. Across the Archdiocese, we respect the human dignity of each person and strive to create an inclusive and welcoming Church that enables its people to grow and develop in their faith freely and in a caring and supportive environment.

 'The effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development, in keeping with the dignity of the human person, are integral parts of the Gospel message that the Church and all members of the faithful are called to spread throughout the world.' - Pope Francis

Please Note: Any one who wants to Volunteer or who would like to Volunteer for the Partnered Parishes of Armadale and Toorak, will need to complete and submit:

All Parish Volunteers will also need to have an updated WWCC Card that has been registered to:

  • Organisation Name: Partnered Parishes of Armadale and Toorak.
  • Organisation's Address: 583 Toorak Road, Toorak, VIC, 3142
  • Organisation's Telephone Number: (03) 9068 8600
  • Organisation's Occupation Type: 64 - Religious Organisation



The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to supporting clergy, employees and volunteers to develop the skills and knowledge to promote the safety of children and young people and uphold their responsibilities in relation to the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.


Documents for Download

Please Contact the Parish Office on (03) 9068 8600 for more information or email Delisa Gonsalves at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Food Safety

DoFoodSafely is a free, non-accredited, online learning program provided by the Department of Health Victoria and proudly supported by Queensland Health, South Australia Health and Tasmania Health.

DoFoodSafely is designed to enable you to understand how to safely work with, and handle, food in commercial settings.

By reading through the information in the seven topics below, you will be ready to undertake the assessment quiz and gain your DoFoodSafely Certificate of Completion – a certificate that is well-respected by the food industry across Australia.

Parish COVIDSafe Guidelines

Please Note:

  • There are NO longer vaccination requirements at Places of Worship nor any requirement for organisers to check vaccination status for attendee, workers or volunteers at Places of Worship and for associated activities. Mandatory Vaccinations are still required for visitation to residental aged care and disability, healthcare and custodial and emergency services. 
  • The Partnered Parishes of Armadale and Toorak have a COVIDSafe Plan in place.  Copies of the COVIDSafe Plan can be found in the Parish Office and at the back of both Churches and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in the Orange folder.
  • If you have any questions or queries or would like a digital copy of the COVIDSafe Plan sent to you, please contact Delisa Gonsalves on (03) 9068 8602 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.