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City Mission Announces new CEO

Launceston City Mission is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive which the Board of Directors consider will position the organisation for further expansion and consolidate the assistance provided to all who have a physical, emotional, social or spiritual need, through the Mission's varied programs of both social and evangelistic activities across Northern Tasmania.

Following a process that commenced in late 2011 upon the retirement of former CEO Mr Albert van Zetten, Mr Michael Walsh, Chairman of Launceston City Mission advised that Mr Stephen Brown has accepted the role of CEO of the City Mission and will commence in early March. Mr Brown will immediately focus on the commencement of the Board’s strategic planning process to consider and evaluate opportunities for consolidation and expansion of services and activities.

With an extensive background in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors of the health and training Industries, including over three years with national trainer Esset Australia, Stephen has developed a keen entrepreneurial sense for identifying, securing and implementing client-focused opportunities and facilitating the recruitment, training and equipping of staff and volunteers. Mr. Walsh stated that Stephen's pastoral care experience gained through service with the Salvation Army, Churches of Christ andAustralianChristianChurches, coupled with his consultative and collaborative management leadership style will ensure the continuation of mission focused operations that achieve successful outcomes for the communities the Launceston City Mission serves.



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We trust you will enjoy browsing the pages, filled with information about the services we offer, how we can help you and how you can be involved.

Based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, The City Mission has grown from its small beginnings in 1854 to a well respected organisation, caring for people in the local community who are marginalised by poverty, loneliness and addiction.  It now has a total workforce of well over 400 people, most of whom are volunteers who work tirelessly bringing care and compassion to those in need, in Jesus' name.


In one way or another City Mission helps around 150 Families EVERY DAY!’

Basic things like accommodation, food, blankets, even a towel to have a shower. No big deal to the average person. But if you are a refugee or migrant 12,000 km from home with only the clothes you are wearing, no money and no English, a hot shower and a good meal can help you feel more welcome. Despite the generosity of many in our community and the dedication of our staff along with our 400 volunteers the need for us to do more is increasing and it doesn't go away.

With your continued financial, voluntary and prayerful support, we can fulfill our aim of “sharing God’s love” to the less fortunate amongst us.

The City Mission exists not only to help change situations for people, but also to see people change through the love of God being shared in relevant and practical ways.

Everyday we turn away people who have nowhere else to go. Our crisis accommodation centre provides short term accommodation for up to two weeks.
We would not be able to achieve anything without the dedication of our 400+ volunteers. You'll find them everywhere in the city. At any time of the day or night. Picking up intoxicated young people off the streets and taking them home. Giving counselling. Helping sort the clothing and furniture. Helping out with administration. Serving customers in our shops. Befriending marginalised people who have nowhere else to go. We are always looking for more willing hands, especially those with special skills and experience. 

If you would like to give us a hand, Contact our Head Office.