Code of Conduct SDS

Integrity in Ministry is a code of conduct for clergy, religious and lay people carrying out formal ministries on behalf of the Catholic Church in Australia.

The principles and standards of the Integrity in Ministry include a commitment to:


  • Respect in all relationships
  • Fairness and equity
  • Faith, poverty, chastity, celibacy and obedience
  • Developing and maintaining competence
  • Justice
  • Maintaining personal well-being
  • Stewardship in administration
  • Respond to concerns or complaints of abuse

Integrity in the Service of the Church is a document of behavior principles and standards for Lay Church Workers within the Catholic Church of Australia, including employees and volunteers.

The principles and standards within Integrity in the Service of the Church include a commitment to:

  1. Justice and Equity
  2. Dignity and Rights of all
  3. Safe and Supportive Relationships
  4. The poor, alienated or marginalised
  5. Excellence in work

These Integrity in Ministry Code of Conduct and Integrity in the Service of the Church document are the work of the National Committee for Professional Standards with the Australian Catholic Bishops Council and Catholic Religious Australia.

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