Supporting the monastery

The primary mission of the Nuns is to pray and offer oblation for the Church and the world. They live a life of poverty, entirely dependant on the generosity of others. Your prayers, financial support, and generous donation of your time and practical skills are invaluable, and the Nuns are profoundly grateful for any donations, big or small.



You can assist the Nuns and join in their mission by providing regular financial support to cover their living expenses. It is easy to set up via your financial institution a regular weekly or monthly donation from your bank account.

Donations may be made via direct bank transfer, to the following account:

The Carmelite Monastery of Jesus Mary and Joseph
BSB: 033 621
Account number: 362400

Please put your surname and postcode in the description field, so that your donation can be identified. To have confirmation of receipt of funds, please provide your details via the enquiry form.

Cheques should be made out to ‘The Carmelite Monastery of Jesus, Mary & Joseph’ and may be placed on the Turn or sent to the postal address. Please ensure that you include your contact details, including email and/or postal address.

Donations may also be made via PayPal, where there is provision to use your credit card directly. This can also be set up for ongoing, regular donations.


Other Donations

If you able, you are most welcome to donate food or supplies to the Nuns. Suitable items include:

  • beeswax candles

  • gift cards for groceries and other goods (eg, Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings, etc.)

  • pre-made meals (no meat)

  • groceries (such as fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, cheese, fish, peanut butter, dried/canned beans - click here for a more comprehensive list)

  • landscaping supplies

  • firewood

  • books (click here for list of suggestions)

  • stationary supplies - including writing paper for letters, especially religious themed

  • postage stamps

  • 2020 Wall calendars

  • one Tan 2020 16-month weekly planner (example)

  • supplies for the Chapel

  • pious goods, such as statues (particularly statues suitable for outdoors)

  • supplies for the Nuns’ various animals

  • bed sheets: single, white flannelette

  • manchester for king single beds (for guest quarters)

The Nuns can make use of a range of gardening equipment and supplies, including seedlings and raised garden beds. They will also gladly give a home to any wool carding, spinning and weaving tools and equipment.



The monastery is dependant on the generous support of the whole community. There are always many small tasks to complete from basic handy-man jobs to tidying and landscaping the grounds.

If you have any skills which could be of assistance please make contact.


May God reward you!