Our vision and purpose

Through our work we continue the mission of the Good Shepherd Sisters and envision a world that is just, equal and upholds human rights for all.

Our vision is to create an emotionally, economically and physically safe world for women and girls.

Our purpose is to disrupt the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage and enable fullness of life, especially for women and girls.

We achieve this by providing community-based programs, services and research that supports women and children to build their safety and resilience, increase their access to education opportunities and improve their financial security.

Our values of reconciliation, zeal, justice, audacity and the value of each person guide us in the work we do. 

Our mission is ingrained in everything we do. Begun by the Good Shepherd Sisters nearly 200 years ago, we remain committed to our mission of creating an equal, just and peaceful world, especially for women and girls.

To integrate stewardship of the mission of the Good Shepherd network in Australia and New Zealand, we will focus our resources in the following ways:

  • Audacious service responses
  • Growing and connecting knowledge
  • Providing wisdom, leadership and support
  • Influence for change

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a registered charity.

Our areas of specialisation include safety and resilience, educational pathways and financial security