Protocols for Approvals

Lay Persons visiting the Archdiocese

All Lay Persons wishing to visit for the purpose of conducting spiritual or religious activities within the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide are required to obtain approval to do so prior to arrival.

Approval will only be considered upon receipt of the following:

  • Completed ‘Visiting Lay Person Form’ along with
  • a signed ‘code of conduct statement’ form

This completed documentation must be forwarded direct to the Archbishop’s Office via post or email.

Catholic Diocesan Centre
GPO Box 1364
Adelaide SA 5001 

Phone: 08 8210 8210



The Archdiocese is resolute in its responsibility for care of all participants involved in its programs and activities across the Archdiocese. Therefore, in accordance with the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017, the Archdiocese has established policies and procedures within a Safe Environments for All framework for safeguarding. Compliance with all policies and procedures are mandatory to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Strict screening guidelines apply and therefore additional WWCC screening may be required dependent upon the length of stay. The location at which the activities are scheduled to take place will determine the requirements for screening which will be in accordance with state legislation and Archdiocesan policy.

 Statement of Conduct (Lay Persons).pdf
 Visiting Lay Persons Smart-form.pdf
 Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Best Practice Guidelines.pdf