The Australian Salesian Missions Office, located at Ascot Vale (Melbourne), supports a variety of Salesian missionary activities in developing countries including schools [academic, technical, agricultural], orphanages, workshops for unemployed youth, emergency programs and accommodation for street children, drilling for water, running dispensaries, providing emergency assistance and leper colonies.

In recent years the Australian Salesian Missions Office has supported projects in a range of countries including Cambodia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

For the purpose of fund-raising and financial accountability, Salesian Missions directs all grants and donations into a registered fund known as the AUSTRALIAN SALESIAN MISSION OVERSEAS AID FUND [“ASMOAF”]. This fund is owned by the Salesian Society (Vic) Inc. It has Australian Taxation Office approval for tax deductibility for donations given for the relief of poverty in developing countries.

The Provincial Council of the Salesian Society in Australia is the Governing Board of Salesian Missions and is responsible for the administration of ASMOAF.

ASMOAF supports various Salesian projects in developing countries in accordance with the wishes of donors.

Br Michael Lynch SDB
Office Manager:
Mrs Olga Elliott
Office Administrator:
Ms Tina Newton
Provincial Economer:
Fr Anthony Quang SDB