Who are we

The Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace Melbourne (CCJDP) is the social justice agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. The Commission aims to help educate and give leadership to the Catholic and wider community in the gospel message of justice and in the social teachings of the Church.

The Commission’s Charter requires it to work for justice in public local and national structures. It seeks to achieve these ends through research, analysis, working with parish networks, public forums, in schools and in the media. It does not take on individual cases.

The Commission’s role is also to prepare submissions and make representations to Government, politicians, public and statutory inquiries and other organisations. It monitors the development and the implementation of social policy as it affects the disadvantaged members of the community. It actively seeks to explore ways that social justice can be improved in society and in the performance of mechanisms that have a role in public life.

The Commission is made up of thirteen members, including a Chairperson, and an Episcopal Vicar who represents the Archbishop. A secretariat based in Melbourne carries out the Commission's work and has an Executive Officer who acts as the spokesperson.

Contact Us

Office for Justice and Peace, Archdiocese of Melbourne
PO Box 146
East Melbourne VIC 8002

Phone: +61 3 9926 5761
Email: mission@cam.org.au


The Archdiocese is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.